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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Trollkors / Troll cross.

En av gangene jeg var ute og handlet julegaver før jul kom jeg over amuletten på bildet under.
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Det er et trollkors.

Some weeks ago, while I was in town to buy some Christmas gifts, I came across the amulet in the photo below.
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It is a troll cross.



Trollkorset stammer fra den skandinaviske magiske tradisjonen, og skal i følge gammel folklore beskytte mot ondsinnet troll og annet skrømt.
Trollkorsene må være laget av jern, for det tåler ikke trollene, og korsformen forsterker effekten av amuletten.
Trollkors har tidligere blitt brukt i skandinavia til å beskytte mennesker, dyr og bygninger.
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The troll cross belongs to the old tradition of Scandinavian magic, and according to the folklore it protects against evil trolls and other creatures of the underworld.
The troll cross should be made from iron, because the trolls can not stand iron, and the cross shape makes it into a strong protective amulet.
The troll cross has all across Scandinavia been used in protection of people, animals and buildings.



Det er ikke ofte man finner trollkors i salg i dag, så naturligvis måtte jeg kjøpe ett til meg selv i førjulsgave :)
Jeg skal henge det i et kjede og ha det på meg neste gang jeg skal i skogen, så slipper jeg å være redd for å treffe på ett av disse:


Today troll crosses are rarely found in stores, so of course when finding one I had to buy it (as an early Christmas gift for myself).
I will put it on a chain and wear it the next time I go for a walk in the woods, so I do not have to worry about meeting one of these:

 

"Skogstroll", Theodor Kittelsen.

"Forest troll", Theodor Kittelsen.

:-)

8 comments:

Emelie Viklund Hermansson said...

De är riktigt fina! Har för mej att jag sett sådana lite här och där, säkert på någon esoterisk butik :) Ha ett riktigt Gott Nytt År!! :)

Anne said...

I had never seen a troll cross before. I loved the story about how they came about.

i stora drag said...

Det var intressant, trollkors hade jag inte hört talas om tidigare! :)

Tack för dina kommentarer under året!
Önskar dig också ett riktigt Gott Slut och ett Gott Nytt År!
Kram Pia

mary lena said...

How interesting ! Thanks for sharing.

Sasha Fitzgerald said...

Wonderful story! Thanks for sharing. I love hearing folk lore and mythologies from different cultures. :)

Yael said...

So interesting Hilde! Is this very small so you can wear it on a necklace? It is lovely - never saw it before - and it has so much meaning!

Hilde said...

Thank you for your nice comments. So glad you all liked the post :)

Yael: It is not easy to see from the photos, but the troll cross is only about 5 cm long, so it can easily be worn on a necklace :)

Kristín Hrund said...

Your new troll cross is so pretty! This must have been your lucky day!! I´ve never seen anything like it before.

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