Skogsra as seen in Soul Hackers.

Skogsra (スクーグスロー, Sukūgusurō)? is a demon in the series.


In Scandinavian folklore, the Skogsra ("Lady of the Forest") is a seductive forest creature. The Skogsra is a stunningly beautiful, sometimes naked woman with long hair; though from behind she is hollow like an old tree trunk, and has an animal's tail.

The Skogsra were held to be kind to colliers, watching their charcoal kilns while they rested. Knowing that she would wake them if there were any problems, they were able to sleep, and in exchange they left provisions for her in a special place.

In some traditions, the Skogsra lures men into the forest to have sexual intercourse with her, rewarding those who satisfy her and often killing those who do not. The Norwegian Skogsra is a lot less bloodthirsty and may simply kidnap a man or lure him into the underworld. She sometimes steals human infants and replaces them with her own ugly changeling children.

Sometimes she marries a local farm boy, but when this happens, the glamour leaves her when the priest lays his hand on her, or when she enters the church. Some legends tell of husbands who subsequently treat her badly. Some fairy tales leave out this feature, and only relate how a marriage to a Christian man will cause her to lose her tail, but not her looks, and let the couple live happily ever after. However if she is treated badly, she will remind him that she is far from weak, often by straightening out a horseshoe with her bare hands, sometimes while it is still glowing hot from the forge.



Shin Megami Tensei: Strange JourneyEdit

"Beautiful wood faeries of Swedish folklore. They are said to resemble beautiful women from the front, but their backs are covered in bark. They are known to blow on huntsmen's rifles to bless them, as well as protect campfires while travelers sleep. They yearn for the company of a man, but those who see their backs flee in terror."
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Compendium

Skogsras appear as recruitable enemies in Sector Delphinus' middle levels. A Skogsra must be encountered during the EX Mission Waving her back goodbye.

Shin Megami Tensei IV ApocalypseEdit

Skogsra can be found in the Sky Tower. She can teach the Rakunda, Wind Breath and Scratch Dance skills through her Demon Whisper. Skosgra benefits fom learning Force and support skills.


Shin Megami Tensei: Strange JourneyEdit

Level Race Alignment HP MP ST MA AG VI LC
29 Wood Dark-Law 247 144 22 22 21 16 16
Attack Type Physical Gun Fire Ice Elec Wind Expel Curse Almighty
Single foe/1/Physical/None - - Weak - - Strong Strong Strong -
Poison Paralyze Stone Strain Sleep Charm Mute Fear Bomb Rage
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Natural Skills
Tarukaja Needle Assault -
D-Source Skills
Arrow Rain Rakunda Diarama
Item Drops
Wood Bark Life Stone Chakra Drop


Shin Megami Tensei IVEdit

Wood 29 183 178 31 34 43 29 40
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Elec Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- Null Weak - - Resist - -
Ailment resistance None
Normal attack Physical, one hit, one enemy
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Wind Breath 21 MP 1 to 4 hits of weak force damage to multiple foes. Innate
Scratch Dance 9 MP 1 to 3 hits of weak physical damage to multiple foes. 30

Shin Megami Tensei IV ApocalypseEdit

Race Level HP MP
Strength 24
Dexterity 29
Magic 51
Agility 39
Luck 38
Wood 31 224 188
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- Resist Weak - - Resist - -
Ailment Resistance None
Normal Attack Phys x1, 1 enemy
Skill Affinities Force Force +2 · Support Support +1 · Fire Fire -3
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Rakunda 25 MP Debuffs all foes' defense by 1 level. Innate
Wind Breath 21 MP 1 to 4 hits of weak force damage to multiple foes. Innate
Scratch Dance 7 MP 1 to 3 hits of weak physical damage to multiple foes. 32

Devil Summoner: Soul HackersEdit

Skrogsa DSSH
Race Level HP MP CP MAG Summon
Wood 30 249 102 9 717
Strength Intelligence Magic Endurance Agility Luck
10 7 11 8 6 5
Personality Phys Attack Phys Hit Mgc Attack Mgc Hit Base Defense Avoid
Kind 80 48 94 24 92 47
Resist Void Absorb Reflect Weak
- Ice - - Fire
List of Skills
Mabufu Diarama Sap

Devil Children Fire/Ice BookEdit

Skogsra Demi
Class Element Type Exp Level HP MP
Elite Wind Fiend 632 40 418 205
33 32 38 34 34 36
List of Skills
Sonic WingSpeed UpDiarama
Double HitRakundyneSamarecarm


Artwork from Devil Children Fire/Ice Book.
Skogsra Card
Skogsra as she appears in Shin Megami Tensei Trading Card: Card Summoner

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