Monday, April 23, 2012

T is for Troll

Most-Wanted Monsters is thrilled to be one of more than a thousand blogs taking part in the 2012 A -Z Blogging Challenge - 26 opportunities to help you survive a paranormal apocalypse. Don't let our epic monster poems fool you - the lore we share about the beasties featured in each daily post could literally save your life. Know them before they GET you!


So we're ugly, have a heart,

We giant hill folk are none too smart.

We had more friends, but we up and ate'm,

Zoch, and Schrob, and little wee Kadum.

Troll literally means "monster" in Old Norse. How fitting. Described as large, horrifically ugly, sporting large noses, humps on their backs, hairy, with knife-like talons on their fingers - and preying either on humans, or cannibalizing themselves, these creatures truly are monstrous.

Okay, so some lore says the females may be attractive with long red hair. Still!

Trolls are a bit dim and like dark, dank places, living in caves or burrows under hills. They may or may not be hiding a stash of gemstones or other treasure. But BEWARE, they're active between dusk and dawn, so if you're attempting a troll heist - schedule it during the day. That's when trolls return to their natural form - stone.

SURVIVAL TIP: Trolls hate loud noises and will scatter when they hear church bells. If one is stalking you, dodge their talons until sunrise, then entice them to walk into the light. They'll instantly turn to stone.

Come on, give us your best shot - what "T" beast turns you to stone?

Now, troll on over to some of the other blogs on the A-Z Blogging Challenge.


  1. This makes me think of Harry Potter. Too bad they didn't have this information before their troll face-off in book 1.

    1. There are also trolls in The Hobbit - can't wait to see the film!

  2. I'll give trolls a wide berth, I think. :)

  3. You're wise, Huntress. Wise indeed.