Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Haltios.

 Halter, or rather Halster.Ham and Heyd. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
In Laplandic mythology, the guardian spirits of Mount Nie’mi.   1
        “From this height [Nie’mi, in Lapland] we had opportunity several times to see those vapours rise from the lake, which the people of the country call Haltios, and which they deem to be the guardian spirits of the mountain.”—M. de Maupertuis.

 Halter, or rather Halster.Ham and Heyd. 


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