A mischievous spirit that can make itself invisible to play pranks upon its victims. It may carry someone on its back until it reaches a pond, into which it dives, leaving the terrified person lying on the ground.
Lodder can also transform itself into inanimate objects, animals, or human beings. After he tricked someone he emits a long resounding laugh.
- Thorpe, Benjamin. (1852). Northern Mythology, Vol. 3. London: Edward Lumley, pp. 205-207.