Trolls

Definition of a Troll

You may have first encountered a Troll in nursery rhyme; living under a bridge, with “eyes as big as saucers, and a nose as long as a poker.” You may have encountered them in There and Back Again, A Hobbit’s Tale, carnivorous giants that turn to stone in the sunlight. Or you may only know … ...
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The Origin of Trolls

The very meaning of the word ‘troll’ is unknown, though all indicators suggest various tones of ‘malignant and perilous.’ Another likely suggestion is that it means “someone who behaves violently”. Moreover, in the sources for Norse mythology, troll can signify any uncanny being, including but not restricted to the Norse giants. From fossil records, the … ...
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Trolls in Entertainment

Few Norwegian illustrators or painters have managed to capture these strange creatures and the enchanted atmosphere of Norwegian nature on paper an canvas as successfully as Theodor Kittelsen. Kittelsen’s art and artistic use of the medium of drawing, with black and white extremities and scales of gray in between, are in a class of their … ...
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Dealing with Trolls

Many people speak of ‘social-vampires’ – humans who behave like parasites, sucking the life, joy or money out of other people for their own benefit. I’d like to point out that the many creatures we know of today are in fact anthropomorphic of those base, dark urges lurking within us all. A man who is … ...
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Trolls and the Women Who Love Them

There are many and varied theories about why we always see a ‘hot chick’ on the arm of an absolutely ugly bastard. Some see it as a dependency issue, father figure issues, or the all-too-real bad boy complex. Many of us dismiss such pairings as fleeting, usually based on money, power or sex. But there … ...
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