This costume created by Kari Gravklev, characterised by its very long hat with a large pompon, makes the person wearing it look like a vættr (wight). The vættir, which are sometimes likened to elves, are creatures out of Norwegian mythology. They live in caves, under mountains or even in barns. These creatures were represented at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Games in Lillehammer because they illustrate the Norwegian traditions and folk costumes associated with them. It is also interesting to note that five different groups of vættir were created for the ceremonies, representing the five Olympic rings and thus the five continents.