Postcard: Trolling Away

027 Trolling Away (Gundvangen, Norway)

3rd September 2015

Gundvangen, Norway

Much before the advent of the modern trolls that we know of on the internet, there were supernatural beings called ‘trolls’ in Scandinavian mythology. Usually depicted as ugly, scary, human-like beings, these original trolls are a big part of Norse folklore. No wonder that it’s kind of hard to miss their popularity when you are in Norway. Whichever place I went to in Norway, I came across these troll representations in all forms, shapes and sizes – whether as small figurines vying for space with Viking ship models in souvenir shops, or as larger life size statues in major tourist places!

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