What is a Troll?

A troll is a mythical creature from the Scandinavian folklore. Old Norse tales describe trolls as creatures who live inside mountains or caves. Moreover, they are often picture as hostile to humans.

Please note that trolls are often mistaken with goblins but they are totally different creatures. In you are interested in discovering the difference between the two, read our article about “what is a goblin”.

Trolls in the popular culture

Thanks to their strengths and abilities, trolls are now part of many popular movies and books thanks to the Fantasy genre.

Indeed, J. R. R. Tolkien popularised them in the famous Lord of the Rings saga in which they are evil creatures fighting for power alongside the dark forces.

More recently, trolls were also included in the Harry Potter story where they sometimes help human in their quest.

Last but not least, trolls are a very common creature in the Dungeons & Dragons adventures in which players will need to fight them in their journeys.