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#1    eley

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 12:54 PM

And no i dont mean internet ones..  i mean the big green ones that are supposed to be under bridges

Has there ever been a shred of evidence for them or are they all just myth and hear say


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 01:18 PM

Only myth and imagination.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 01:19 PM

Only on the internet, in video games and some old tales maybe. They are not real.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 01:31 PM

Under the bridge trolls, nope.

Internet trolls, yep (we see them all the time).

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 01:52 PM

I would guess that the origin of the troll under the bridge was a story for parents to tell their kids to keep them from playing in a dangerous place.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 02:03 PM

althought on a serious note i remember there was a few years back a case of a `goblin/ gnombe/ troll` whatever that appeared
remember this
did anything come of this

http://www.thesun.co...-Argentina.html

(should be a video there)


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 04:44 PM

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 04:56 PM

Hopefully this answers your question....


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 05:02 PM

View Posteley, on 02 July 2013 - 12:54 PM, said:

And no i dont mean internet ones..  i mean the big green ones that are supposed to be under bridges

Has there ever been a shred of evidence for them or are they all just myth and hear say

Yeah come meet my sister.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 05:17 PM

I saw an old guy but I don't think hes a troll

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 06:47 PM

View Posteley, on 02 July 2013 - 12:54 PM, said:

And no i dont mean internet ones..  i mean the big green ones that are supposed to be under bridges

Has there ever been a shred of evidence for them or are they all just myth and hear say

May I ask why you ask? You must think there is a possibility. Why trolls?

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 07:17 PM

View Posteley, on 02 July 2013 - 12:54 PM, said:

And no i dont mean internet ones..  i mean the big green ones that are supposed to be under bridges

Has there ever been a shred of evidence for them or are they all just myth and hear say

Wee folk trolls? Not too sure about that. But there have been some pretty trollish humans that have lived under bridges.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 07:40 PM

I think the living under bridges stems from the fairy tale The Three Billy Goats Gruff and not from Norse or Scandinavian folklore.

In Scandinavian folklore they were beings or people that lived away from usual human habitation, were not Christianized and considered dangerous.  Depending on the region, their description may be ugly giants, slow-witted and dumb to being almost exactly like people in appearance and behavior, even having a social organization.  Some folklore say they can't tolerate sunlight and some even say they will turn to stone in sunlight.

There is a Norwegian film by the title Trollhunter or Trolljegeren that does a fairly good job at depicting the trolls in it with how they were described in folklore.  There is one scene where a goat is placed on a bridge as bait for a troll, and nod to the Billy Goats Gruff.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 07:56 PM

View PostLilly, on 02 July 2013 - 01:31 PM, said:


Internet trolls, yep (we see them all the time).


That's completely untrue, and I don't like the font you used.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 07:56 PM

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