The Troll a Truly Nordic Icon
Out Of His Den
A Troll is a Nordic mythological creature. They are quite short in stature and are violent in nature. Their appearance is similar to that of a goblin. They tend to live in caves. They rarely leave their lairs during the day because sunlight turns them into stone. In Norse mythology, troll, like thurs, is a term applied to jötnar and is mentioned throughout the Old Norse corpus. In Old Norse sources, trolls are said to dwell in isolated mountains, rocks, and caves, sometimes live together (usually as father-and-daughter or mother-and-son), and are rarely described as helpful or friendly. The Prose Edda book Skáldskaparmál describes an encounter between an unnamed troll woman and the 9th-century skald Bragi Boddason. According to the section, Bragi was driving through “a certain forest” late one evening when a troll woman aggressively asked him who he was, in the process describing herself.
Cast crystal sculpture with painted and sandblasted motif.
The sculpture is handmade in Sweden and signed on the bottom.
Design Mats Jonasson
Love the whole set