Troll, in early Scandinavian folklore, giant, monstrous being, sometimes possessing magic powers. In the plays of the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen, especially Peer Gynt (1867) and The Master Builder (1892), trolls are used as symbols of destructive instincts.
Also know, are trolls evil?
Trolls were often described as strong, evil and dangerous giants. They were ugly, with large noses and eyes "the size of plates", and often had several heads or just one eye. Gods and humans were their enemies, and they were angered by the “smell of Christian blood”.
One may also ask, do trolls have magic?
Troll magic is a form of magic used by Trolls and other unknown creatures like Jonas. Trolls are creatures of the Earth and as such, Troll magic derives much of its power from the Earth. However, the spells used in Troll magic are similar to the ones used in other forms of magic.
Do Norwegians believe in trolls?
Unlike their Icelandic neighbours across the water, relatively few Norwegians actually believe in trolls or elves. But they're still a nation of believers -- even compared to their neighbours in Sweden, Finland or Denmark, and certainly compared to world-weary Londoners or désenchantés Parisians.
Where did troll dolls come from?
Troll dolls were originally created in 1959 by Danish fisherman and woodcutter Thomas Dam. Dam could not afford a Christmas gift for his young daughter Lila and carved the doll from his imagination. Other children in the Danish town of Gjøl saw the doll and wanted one.