Saturday, April 23, 2011


Trolls are found in different myths and folklore. In Old Norse, they are thought to live in mountains, rocks, and caves, and are not helpful creatures. Scandinavian’s thought of them as larger than humans, and ugly. Some stories saw them as very old and strong, but slow and dim-witted. Occasionally they are thought to be man-eaters, and will turn to stone in sunlight.


Native American legends consider thunderbirds to be supernatural birds of power and strength. Their wings beating cause thunder and stirs up wind, which can come across as a storm. Thunder would sound by the wings flapping, clouds pulled together by the wingbeats, lights flashed from its eyes when it blinked, and lightning bolts were created by the glowing snaked it carried. You should never anger one. 


Sentient beings with the faeries, treefolk are humanoid and able to move a short distance from their tree. Rarely entire tree uproots and shuffles along. They usually resemble their tree with green hair and brown skin, or trunk-like legs, branches for arms, and bark for skin.

Knobs and odd formations on the bark could be a sign the tree contains a spirit. They despise men who cut down trees, and will die if cut down.  Oak, Ash, Single Thorn, and Holly are protective and friendly.

The above information and photos were found at Wikipedia and Mythical Creatures Guide.


  1. I'd like to think that there are good/friendly trolls out there. I have a forest troll (about 10 inches tall) on top of one of my bookcases to protect all my treasures.

    I love the thought that thunderbirds are responsible for storms.

  2. Great "T" post. I'm so glad I found your blog. I'm stopping by from the A to Z challenge and I look forward to visiting again.

  3. Ooh, interesting! They would be SO fun to write about! :)


  4. Hey CR! Yeah, I like to think of some of them as being good. Then you have someone like Charlie Sheen running their name through the mud. LOL!

    Hi Sylvia! So nice to have you here. Please stop by again. :)

    Hello Elizabeth! They are very interesting, and I hope to inspire a few stories during the challenge.

    Thank you all for stopping by!