Trolls are legendary creatures that have been fascinating people for centuries. People may not what to belief it but some of their ancestors truly did believe in these mythical creatures. These days trolls have been dolls to creatures in cinema. They may not be the most glamorous creatures but they do have some interesting facts about them.
- Trolls are part of the Norse mythology and Scandinavian folklore.
- Some connect trolls as being the spirits of the dead because of their connection vaettir.
- Most trolls live in mountains and caves. They live in their own little communities.
- Smaller trolls live in burial mounds.
- Scandinavian folklore has a belief that lights frighten them away.
- Trolls have two characteristics; some behave and look like humans while other legends of them say they are dimwitted and grotesque.
- Changeling means in folklore where a human baby is swapped with a troll child.
- Pagan settlers in the areas Orkney and Shetland believed to not worship trolls but respect them and avoid them.
- Trolls hated church bells and would hurl boulders at churches.
- Most folktales have trolls being shifty and not trustworthy.
So next time you see a troll (these days they hang out on the internet) be careful!