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History and Folklore Podcast

Feb 11, 2021

We all know trolls from Frozen, the Lord of the Rings and those strange troll dolls we had as kids, but what were the original trolls like? What do they look like? What do they do? And would you ever want to meet one?
Find out by discovering the history and folklore of trolls. 



'Beast and Man: Realism and the Occult in Egils Saga' by Armann Jakobson.

'The Elder Edda' by Snorri Sturluson (translated by Andy Orchard).

'Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology' by Theresa Bane.

'The Prose Edda' by Snorri Sturluson (translated by Anthony Faulkes). 

The Sagas of the Icelanders: A Selection by Various Authors (Penguin Classics 2001).

'Trolls: An Unnatural History' by John Lindow.

'The Troll Inside You: Paranormal Activity in the Medieval North' by Armann Jakobsson.

'Vaesen' by Johan Egerkrans.