Origin of the name HELJE.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name HELJE.
form of Norwegian Helge
(q.v.), meaning "holy." (Ny Kirkehistoriske Samlinger,
... It was the custom of the
peasants, every Julafton, to come by torchlight and fish for their
Christmas supper, first invoking the aid of the Trolle Helje, who dwells
at the bottom of the lake. Many years since a peasant promised the
Trolle a stool to sit upon, and Helje in his gratitude sent him home
with well-filled nets,—the man broke his word. Since then Helje
sits, as before, on the cold miry bottom,—as for the bream, you may
fish for ever, he won't let you catch them. (One Year in Sweden: a
Visit to the Isle of Götland, Marryat, 1862).