The Nikar or Nicor are water monsters in Scandinavian, Teutonic and Saxon mythology who drown people. They’re descendants of mer-people and the Nixies (benevolent water spirits). The Nikar or Nicor are water-monsters in Scandinavian, Teutonic, and Saxon mythology. They drown and torment fishermen, tip over their boats, and create adverse weather. They’re descendants of merpeople and the Nixies (benevolent water spirits). Image: Dictionnaire Infernal, 1863⠀