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The motif Troll is a part of: Gods, spirits and demons


Folklore, superstition, fairy tales

Description of this motif: Trolls are supernatural creatures of Scandinavian folklore, variously portrayed as friendly or mischievous dwarfs or as giants, that live in caves, or under bridges.

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The tale has not been translated (by Hersholt) and is therefore quoted in Danish. Further information and links.

Med samme Brag igjen lukkede Bjerget sig, og utallige smaae Nisser, der tjente den mægtige Trold som her boede, bare den deilige Prindsesse ind i den store Thronsal.