Top 50 Famous Souvenirs Of Countries All Over The World - P33. Norwegian Trolls (Norway)


( A troll is a class of being in Norse mythology and Scandinavian folklore. In Old Norse sources, beings described as trolls dwell in isolated rocks, mountains, or caves, live together in small family units, and are rarely helpful to human beings.

Trolls are an old part of Scandinavian folklore. The shy, nightly creatures have traditionally been associated with magic (witches and wizards are known as ‘trollkvinner’ and ‘trollmenn’ in the Scandinavian languages). Over the past few centuries, the image of the troll transformed from one associated with darkness and death to one of mischievous little beings hiding out in the Norwegian mountains and forests.

In Norway, trolls are the stuff of fairy tales, cult horror flicks, and local legends. While it’s definitely a “touristy” souvenir to buy, to me the troll is a fun representation of Norwegian folklore.

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Deluna Nguyen (collect) - WCSA - World Values Academy ( Source of photo : Internet)