They are quite short in stature and are violent in nature as their name suggests. Their appearance is similar to that of a goblin. They tend to live in caves and under bridges. Some say they are huge others say they're dwarves. These monsters live under bridges,in burrows underground or in caves. They rarely leave their lairs during the day because sunlight turns them into stone. Water trolls are agile in water but clumsy on land. But they all have strong teeth and jaws.
Gallery of trolls as imagined by various Nordic artists.
- Theodor Kittelsen - Sjøtrollet, 1887 (The Sea Troll).jpg
The sea troll (Theodor Kittelsen, 1887).
- Theodor Kittelsen - Skogtroll, 1906 (Forest Troll).jpg
Forest troll. (Theodor Kittelsen, 1906).
- Trollet som grunner på hvor gammelt det er.jpg
Troll pondering its age. (Theodor Kittelsen, 1911).
- The changeling, John Bauer, 1913.jpg
The changeling (John Bauer, 1913).
- God kväll, farbror! Hälsade pojken.jpg
Good evening, old man! the boy greeted (John Bauer, 1915).
Norwegian road sign - Troll Crossing
Senjatrollet, the largest troll in the world.
- Ett gammalt bergtroll.jpg
An old mountain troll (John Bauer, 1904).
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