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#AtoZChallenge: Troll

23 Apr

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This is my first year participating in the A to Z Challenge. The list of participants can be found here. Thanks to Arlee Bird and the co-hosts for hosting this awesome challenge. Check out the site here.

I’m also participating in a mini-hop that got started on theme reveal day when a few of us realized we had similar themes. Β It’s called Supernatural A to Z. Click below to check out the list of participants. Β πŸ™‚

 

Troll is today’s creature feature. The troll comes from Norse and Scandinavian lore. In Norse mythology it’s said that they live in isolated areas like mountains to be away from people. They are considered to be dangerous to humans. In Scandinavian lore, the troll is depicted in much the same way as in Norse lore. They stay away from humans and rarely help anyone. It is believed they live in family units (father and daughter, mother and son). They are usually associated with a particular landmark. The troll is seen as slow-witted and ugly.

Image source Troll wikipedia

 
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13 responses to “#AtoZChallenge: Troll

  1. Millie Burns

    04/23/2014 at 10:50 am

    “Troll, in the dungeon…thought you oughtta know…” Ha, couldn’t resist : )

     
  2. timsbrannan

    04/23/2014 at 12:02 pm

    One of my favorite troll movies is the Norwegian film “Troll Hunter”. Great little film.
    Trolls are an awful lot of fun.


    Timothy S. Brannan
    The Other Side, April Blog Challenge: The A to Z of Witches

     
    • sjledge2

      04/23/2014 at 1:56 pm

      They are. Will have to look that film up.

       
  3. Alex J. Cavanaugh

    04/23/2014 at 1:53 pm

    What Tim said – great movie.

     
    • sjledge2

      04/23/2014 at 1:57 pm

      Now I’m definitely intrigued by it. Will have to find it and watch it.

       
  4. Sophie Duncan

    04/24/2014 at 4:12 am

    One wonders what use a troll had in folklore – to keep people away from dangerous areas, perhaps.
    Sophie
    Sophie’s Thoughts & Fumbles – A to Z Ghosts
    Fantasy Boys XXX – A to Z Drabblerotic

     
    • sjledge2

      04/24/2014 at 8:04 am

      It’s something to think about. I think trolls like a lot of other creatures get a bad rap for being what they are.

       
  5. Cecilia

    04/24/2014 at 6:42 am

    I am quite fond of trolls except mucus ridden ones in the bathroom.

     
    • sjledge2

      04/24/2014 at 8:02 am

      Trolls are quite fun. I agree about the mucus ridden ones.

       
  6. Tasha Duncan-Drake (@beren_writes)

    04/25/2014 at 6:10 am

    When I think trolls I think of the Three Billy Goats Gruff and the troll that lives under the bridge πŸ™‚
    Tasha
    Tasha’s Thinkings – AtoZ (Vampires)
    FB3X – AtoZ (Erotic Drabbles)

     
    • sjledge2

      04/25/2014 at 7:22 am

      I’ve never heard the story. I know the troll that lives under the bridge part has been used in many stories. More research to be done. πŸ™‚

       
  7. djinnia

    04/27/2014 at 3:26 pm

    Trolls definitely are a main feature of my book. Only I give them high intelligence and a lot of blood lust.

     
    • sjledge2

      04/27/2014 at 6:14 pm

      Trolls are cool. I’m going to be using them in a game I’m creating.

       

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