Andreas Otterberg

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Old Fashion Picture Book Art by Theodore Kittelsen (1912) from EAST OF THE SUN, WEST OF THE MOON.

Theodor Kittelsen, The White Bear King. Polar bear biologist theorize that Kittelsen's painting of they myth of the White Bear King actually documents polar bears that once regularly ventured inland into the Scandinavian forests.

John Bauer - Herr Birre och trollen (Master Birre and the goblins), 1909

Herr Birre och Trollen / Master Birre and the Watercolour, heightened white, pencil and ink on paper. x 25 cm.

The troll cross (trollkors) is a twisted piece of metal worn as an amulet to ward off malevolent magic. A charm worn by early Scandinavian peoples as protection against trolls and elves, the troll cross is an important part of Scandinavian folklore. Iron and crosses were both believed to ward off evil creatures. Troll crosses continue to be a popular item of jewelry throughout Scandinavia.

The troll cross (trollkors) is a twisted piece of metal worn as an amulet to ward off malevolent magic. A charm worn by early Scandinavian peoples as protection against trolls and elves, the troll.