N is for Norwegian Trolls

NA long and narrow country lies far to the north, where the winter storms from the arctic ocean and lashes against the unsheltered coasts.

The country is covered with snow and ice during the winter, but long long ago a heavy, thousand year old glacier towered over the country.The climate gradually changed and moved northwards. The people who lived south of the glacier took their country and followed it. They called it Norway.

840018_LA_troll_norwayThey thought they were the first inhabitants but it was not long before they discovered that the country was already occupied by a lot of strange creatures who lived in the mountains.

These creatures were trolls. Some were extremely big, others were really small, and they were all pretty old.

They were only to be seen at night, or at dusk, because they didn’t like the light of day. Well, that’s putting it lightly. If they didn’t get into the mountains before the sun shone they’d crack or get turned into stone.

Even though some people might find their appearance frightening, they were good-natured and gullible. The closest synonym to describe a troll is an Ogre. They only had four fingers on each hand and four toes on each foot. They all had long noses, to stir the cooking pot when they made soup or porridge apparently.

1904171_10152277239677188_245546978_nI like the look and sound of these odd creatures. I find them fascinating. I think I’ve always been drawn to weird-looking things, I find them more comforting than something really beautiful. They have more character. Just look at his cheeky face.

I recently went to to Norway for the first time with a good friend and had a blast. There was something about the buildings, the cobbled streets, the winding roads and the smell of wood that made the place magical. I even fell in love with the rocks because they had faces like Norwegian trolls.

Some people say they can see trolls wandering the forest and fields, especially at night. So, watch out when you’re walking around Norway. You never know what is out there or what you may meet…

 

|| Part of the A to Z Challenge ||

A post a day except Sunday for the month of April to cover topics beginning with each letter of the alphabet.

Previously on A to Z:

M is for (not) Making Friends

L is for Love (cue puke)

K is for Keyser Soze

J is for Jiminy Cricket

I is for Investigative Journalism

H is for Hibernate

G is for the Great South Run

F is for The Fureys

E is for Everlasting Gobstoppers

D is for Derren Brown

C is for Coffee

B is for Bill Bailey

A is for Avocado

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