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Norwegian Trolls in the Deep Forest of Norway

Norway possesses one of the best Tourist Attraction in terms of forest landscape. So if you are one of those explorers who enjoy themselves wondering in a deep jungle of a huge and wild forest-area then Norway might be the perfect place for your next adventure. And to make your adventure a lot more interesting, you may want to know about the creatures called ‘Trolls’. Upon knowing them, let us hope that it will not be the reason why you should not explore the deep forest of Norway anymore but rather as a challenge on your part as a brave adventurer.

This blog actually focuses all about trolls as its main topic. Thus, if this is your first time to encounter this term then you may want to read the first few previous published posts. As for those who are fascinated by them then let’s get to know them a lot more better particularly about the Norwegian trolls of Norway.

Trolls are considered in all sources of information as fearsome creatures and dangerous to us humans. Some even claim that during the old times, these kind of creatures attack villagers nearby their territories for human flesh as their most favorite type of food. This might be true in the past but at this present period of time, there are no reports of such kind of brutal attack but not unless that the government really does prevents such incidents from leaking out into the public.

There are actually different type of troll species which varies in their size, form and habitat. The most interesting fact is that there are several places in Norway that are named after them such as Trollfjorden, Trollhetta, Trolltindan, Trollveggen, Trollheimen and Trollstigen.

Iceland Dimmuborgir

What exactly is a Norwegian Troll?


The closest synonym to describe a troll is an ‘Ogre’. If you have already watched the movie entitled ‘Shrek’ then the protagonist was an ogre. He used to be fearsome and a scary monster but at the end, people had accepted him as a part of the community and even treated as a hero because of saving the Princess in the hands of the mighty evil dragon.

A general description of trolls is that they are scary beasts that tend to live in the woods as their most preferred type of habitat. Based on most Norwegian Tales or Fairytales, they possess the quality of being stupid which can be easily manipulated. And apart from their enormous size as already been mentioned above, they are quite filthy creatures that even some of them have trees growing on top of their head. Most of them also have long messy hairs.

The most interesting aspect about Norwegian trolls that you might want to know is the rumor that once they got hit by a strong ray of light especially from the natural sunlight then they will instantly turn into rocks or stones. It’s due to this reason why there are large strange rocks that can be found on weird places of Norway.

Troll Stone

Do trolls belong to the same species as the Giants?

Let’s first differentiate the trolls from the giants. Trolls as already been described above also do have huge sizes that some of their species were super gigantic. As for the giants, some sources claims that they were just like humans in all physical aspects. They were just big.

To answer the question, the giants actually belongs to the human species. Yes they are humans just like us.

Unlike trolls, there aren’t actually enough evidence to support their existence but giants do have plenty of evidences that they used to exist in the past. Today, there are actually plenty of large humanoid skeletal system that were uncovered by the scientists. If you are a religious individual, you are probably familiar about the giant named, 'Goliath'.

Separating Real Facts about Trolls from the Fairytales


In most fairytale stories involving a Norwegian troll as a character, you will most likely find them being describe as large and brutish creature. But on some other sources, they were describe having the same human-like appearance. In Norwegian Folklore actually call them as 'Vitterfolk'.

Rumors say that Vitterfolk trolls do have tails that are concealed behind their clothing. Some of them had hair tied with a single lock whereas no human could comb. Others simply just have messy hairs. The most intriguing aspects about the female trolls of this kind is that they were too often elegantly dressed exactly just like a human-women wondering around the forest. It’s for this reason why most human-males are attracted to them but as a result, they end up doing the creatures' bidding (slaves) or to become either their mates or pets. According to some victims of these female trolls that either escaped or released by the mystical creature from their spell, they just suddenly came out into their own senses wandering alone in the middle of the forest with no memory of what had happened to them. In addition, the time it takes for the female troll to keep their victims could reach decades or even until death. For some, they are instantly released from the mystical spell in just after a few days.

Trolls are mystical creatures because they posses capabilities that are beyond human. They can make themselves invisible into the naked human-eyes, travel on the winds and even sneak into your own house without breaking the windows or anything else. Do you know that they are also good shape-shifters?

Shape-shifter means that they can take the form of any objects or animals. In most cases, they like to take the form of a cat or dog or a rolling ball of synthetic fibers. One common method to identify the presence of trolls around your surroundings is that, you can actually hear them speak with their creepy voice or even shout. Some of them simply make noises such as the sound of a cattle.

If you are out and probably got lost in the forest, smelling food being cooked on such a weird place also signifies the presence of trolls on that area.

Moreover, large-sized trolls are separated from the small human-sized trolls. It’s because big-sized trolls are brutish and totally dumb. Whilst the human-sized trolls are social beings just like us. They also know how to craft various things, cook foods, keep animals and etc… Based on the Scandinavian folklore, such community of trolls resides within an underground particularly underneath a large boulder of rocks deep in the forest or mountains. The most interesting part about what most folklore claims is that there are hoards or piles of golden treasures in their living quarters.

Finally, here’s the last question which will be answered on my next post. ‘Are trolls really that bad to hurt us humans?’ You are free to share your own opinion below at the comment form.

Comments

  1. Wow!, trolls are mystical beings. They are sure pretty dangerous because we are just humans relying on technology. So if there's a case where a war between human and trolls occurs, we will definitely going to lose and end up being extinct instead.

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    1. David,

      Hi David, you are right. Trolls possess magical powers that are beyond human's technology. However, I'm pretty sure that they do have weaknesses to slain them that might have been discovered by humans in the past. It's like the vampires where you can defeat them by stabbing right into their heart with a wooden spike. So if a war occurred between humans and trolls in the past, this might be the reason why we humans claimed the victorious glory over them.

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  2. Basing on the movie 'Troll Hunter', they are fighting the trolls with lights particularly customized ray of powerful light. Light is their weakness which must have already been discovered in the past where humans used to drive them off into the forest.

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    1. They do not have powerful light in the past as we currently have today. I think driving them off with their burning torch of fire isn't even good enough.

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  3. Men in the old times are born as great warriors. So in my own opinion, they faced the trolls with their own swords and might. This might also be the reason why we have these plenty of legendary stories in the past.

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    1. That reminds me again about Beowulf who has slain the powerful troll demon(Grendel) with his own bare hand. Unfortunately, no one can prove what had really happened in the old period of time due to the lack of documents that should tell events.

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  4. First off Beowulf was a poem......if you people believe in trolls, do the gene pool a favor, get a knife and run into it.

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  5. People in the past record their historical events through poems. Thus, there's a very high chance that Grendel or trolls had existed in the past.

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  6. So you actually believe in troll? If so how old are you?

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  7. Charleston LingstonMarch 13, 2014 at 6:37 AM

    Of course I believe in trolls so as the mermaids.

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  8. Yep, I watched the mermaid documentary as well on Animal Planet and it changed my point-of-view that trolls are also real and other mysterious creatures as well.

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    1. Haha documentary on mermaid in Animal Planet channel was just a joke, it said at the end that its film purpose was to test how gullible the audience are.

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  9. Shawn Carney

    Its pretty obvious that as the owner of this blog I strongly believe in the existence of trolls. As for the age, I cannot honestly answer that because its unrelated to the topic.

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    1. I ran into a troll in the forest in the middle of the night. I looked at my friend, asked him if he saw what I saw and we ran!

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  10. Wow what planet did you people drop from!

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  11. In Response to Craig Hatch,

    We are ordinary people just like you but with an open mind.

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    1. You know I'm really happy to see people with fresh open minds being nice for once. These comments are actually pretty nice compared to the stuff people say on other webs

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  12. What is the original story of trolls in Norway?

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    1. Not sure it's old as time itself also the little Troll dolls that came back out innthe 90s are linked to the origanal Trolls via Thomas Dam so that little Troll doll that's hiding in the attic has connections to the Norwegian for set Trolls

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  13. If you are going to take a closer look at the Scandinavian Folktale, a lot of stories includes trolls.

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  14. In Response to Alfred

    Animal planet confessed it was a hoax.

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  15. Trolls are allergic to the sun that they turn to stone. Near where I live in Nottoden Heddal, there is a real stone troll.

    There is actually a story where some people was going to build a big thing in the past but then a giant troll came and said he can do it for them. When he was done he said guess my name, if you are wrong I want half moon and Christian blood.

    But, one of them walked on a road near the mountain and heard singing from the mountain. Upon listening, he heard his name because his troll mother was the one singing it and when he guessed right he became angry throwing rocks at the people until the sun came out turning the troll into stoned.

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    1. With some of the other stories about trolls they do turn back when the sun sets but im not sure about that part, But the troll near you seems like an epic story to tell

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  16. Maybe trolls are like dragons. A man found 3 dead dragon corpses and some burnt people too. It is called the last dragon - a fantasy made true same as the trolls where people have found a lot of big skeletons.

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  17. I still do like the trolls as described in the Scandinavian Folklore.

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  18. True, Norwegian troll stories are best accepted especially when introducing them to small children. It really helps them gets disciplined.

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  19. What is the best Scandinavia stories about trolls that you can recommend?

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  20. For children, it's the "Three Billy Goat Gruffs". You should also read the Elmo's funny version.

    For adults, it's the "Story of a Troll Hunt".

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  21. Are there really some Scandinavian stone troll houses found in Norway? It's because my friend claimed that they had visited one when they toured the country.

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  22. Are trolls real in Norway and was the Troll Hunter Movie a real tape?

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    1. I like to think they are but it is pretty much
      Ike the Bigfoot story or Loch Ness Monster I'm in Scotland and we have that but they are very very popular Troll crazes gripped everywhere in the 90s and everyone wanted them but sadly they died out elsewhere and the Trolls found their way In To thrift stores garage sales On eBay but in Norway their always in trend I think they may come back end of this year start of next year as their is a kids movie coming out based on the 90s toys and also Trolls were in the film Frozen too

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  23. The Troll Hunter movie is simple a mockumentary film. But the facts presented on the film is real.

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  24. see i can believe in anything ghosts, trolls, all of that but it hits in my mind that it cant be real but i have a vary open mind about this kind of thing

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  25. I beleive in Trolls iv seen them the small ones they were so ugly their kinda cute and they have fluffy sticky up Hair that comes in black and lots of bright neon colours too I had a huge crowd of them in my house back in the 1990s but they brought me luck and were sweet little things think their may be a few stil lurking around the house might go looking for them and some of those Trolls were cuddly too and friendly little things

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  26. I don't mean to be rude because I like to think mythical creatures exist/existed too but I really hope the things I've seen written here are jokes because some of them are really stupid(not your blog just the comments on it, the blog was good). Seriously like what are some of you people talking about?

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  27. Is it a good or bad idea to have a troll toy doll in your house?

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  28. Fairies, Trolls, Ogres... Goblins & Giants!!! All of these creatures are so interesting! I wish there was legitimate proof proving their existence! I love the stories either way!!!!

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  29. Trolls or no trolls your still better off hiking with a powerful sidearm. Trolls may or may not be real but mountain lions, wolves, bears, moose are all real threats to human life out there. Always travel armed.

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  30. Hey, Native Americans, Eskimos, even the Chinese have very similar stories. There is further proof that they are real some Alaskan natives still share stories of sightings today!

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  31. Hello, where can I find these trolls in the forest? What part of Norway is this? I am visiting next month and would love to go to this forest. Please let me know, thank you.

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