Norway is the fifth country in Europe for the area, from north to south is about 1,800 km long and has a little over four million inhabitants. And 'the land of the fjords. North of Bergen is the longest fjord in Europe, where the sea enters the Sognefiord for over 200km in the land. And 'the country of mountains and perpetual snow, there are 1,700 glaciers. And 'the country of forests, one-fifth of know territory is covered by forests and woods with elk, reindeer and many other animals. And 'the land of the midnight sun, beyond the Arctic Circle the sun never sets from mid-May until the end of July the environment is flooded with an unreal light, then when the winter comes the sun will not be seen for weeks . In this environment of fjords, mountains and forests, nearly untouched territories, in the Norwegian tradition of forests and mountains are home to the Troll. They are produced in a remote region in the center of Norway, in a small village called Tynset which is located at the foot of a mountain called Trolfiell. The first Troll model was created in 1964 by the artist TRYGVE TORGERSEN in the old barn of her house, on a cold, clear winter moonlit night while the surrounding countryside was cloaked in a thick blanket of freshly fallen snow. His "creation" was the personal interpretation of a Troll, mythical creature that populates many tales of Norse mythology. Now his grandson Björne SCHULZE is continuing this tradition. The materials used to build the Trolls are all natural. The main ingredients originate from certain types of trees and soil substances. They are shaped and finished completely by hand; for this, each piece will have small differences in shape, color, eyes and looks in general that make every Troll is different. As time passes, you will discover that each Troll is aging differently. Not suffer falls, anyway it is better not to drop them, they may get angry. The trickiest part is the tip of the nose that could lose color in shock. The legend says that could turn into stone. Each Troll that is produced requires a considerable amount of work. First of all, the artist transforms his ideas into three-dimensional characters; to complete them it can take several days. Begins the long manufacturing process at this point. It takes at least one day and one night to shape a Troll; Furthermore, because the Troll survive during the second night through a secret process that gives it strength and hardens the surface. Finally, after another set of transformations, it assumes its individual characteristic.
Legend has it that when the moon is high, anything can happen. Trolls come out of their hiding places only after sunset and disappear in the morning before the sun rises. If by chance you see looking Troll rock formations were assured that a careless Troll has not noticed the break of dawn and remained petrified. They have a characteristic appearance, with long noses, four fingers in each hand and each foot, and most of them has a long hairy tail. Some are gigantic, some very small. They were seen Troll with two and even three heads. Some have one eye on his forehead, others are so old that moss and trees growing on their testa.La most Troll lives for hundreds of years; However, since the Troll is very difficult to see, little is known of his way of life, its habits and its origins. The wrath of the trolls sometimes has no limits and so very important not to have them enemies. If a farmer leads to a troll, his cattle or his crop may suffer illnesses or other misfortunes. On the other hand a good relationship with them has its own rich reward. A single troll feels alone; a good tip is to give him the company of other Trolls. Ugly and funny, tender and aggressive, romantic and sportsmen, dreamers and cheerful, representing all aspects of man. Everyone can find in the Troll a part of himself. The mountains and forests with their rivers and lakes are their environment. The Troll is very concerned about the environment. Take care of nature wherever you go and whatever you do try to protect her. And 'the natural environment of the Troll. They in return will prove grateful towards you.
Treat them well and they will be neighbors for a long time and will bring you luck.
Even to this day it is advisable to have a good relationship with them because you never know when they'll meet one.
So beware .... the next time you will go in the woods, costeggerai the banks of a river or a lake, and you'll see that it is dusk, you may be alone with Troll.
P.S: When a Troll enters its new home, it is best that the first night is hidden in a closet to better get used to the new ambient