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This is Hafdis, a nordic forest troll. She is one of my new trolls that I brought to a christmas market, but since she didn't get sold there she is now looking for a new home via my Etsy shop ^^

Nordic Forest Trolls:

These small troll creatures (their bodies about the size of a big apple) live deep in the forest under the moss and tree roots where they dig and build their lairs. Their burrows can be quite deep with large “rooms” to fit several trolls, sleeping together. In the winter the forest trolls go into hibernation and wake up again in the spring.

Us humans hardly ever see these creatures, although they can seem a bit clumsy they can be very sneaky, especially since they can go completely invisible for short periods.
But legends and myths do mention these creatures. A common saying used by people in Norden, where these trolls live (mostly in northern Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), is that “the small ones have been here” when a blueberry area suddenly has been cleaned out.
The trolls love blueberries and that is almost all they eat. They also eat other berries, but only if they have to.

The Nordic Forest Trolls have big round noses with spots on their heads, and a small mouth. They bounce/hop/skip through the forest with their round little bodies and use their tail to climb and grab things.
They usually have no feet and hands but they can use magic to plop out little hands if they need, but they usually just use their tails.

Forest Trolls do not have a lot of other magical skills, their minds are mostly focused on blueberries. But one other great skill is that they can smell the berries from a very long distance and they can eat more berries than what seems physically possible for their small bodies.
If a troll loses its tail it can no longer use magic and it becomes very depressed. Although it can grow back again in a couple of years.
The trolls can live for hundreds of years.

More of Hafdis:
Hafdis the Nordic Forest Troll by Nymla

More of my trolls:
 Jorm the Nordic Forest Troll by Nymla Meri the Nordic Forest Troll (available on Etsy) by Nymla Sindre the Nordic Forest Troll (Available on Etsy) by Nymla Embla the Nordic Forest Troll by Nymla
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bit-of-stuff Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
looks so beautiful! 
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Nymla Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thaank you so much :)
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mindhaus Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love OOAK creations but this is by far my favorite. The colors are just perfect! She's very inspiring (:
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Nymla Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh thank you so muuch :D I am happy you like this one! It's one of my favourites also, the green gray combo. ^^ Thank you <3
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mindhaus Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! I can't wait to see more (: I love trolls, and these are are a beautiful take on them.
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Nymla Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aw thank you, again! xD I will be making more trolls :) Right now I'm in a period of mask-making though.
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carlviking Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am probably repeating myself, but...

Your trolls are awesome ! :)
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Nymla Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
I don't mind haha. Thanks! ^^
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional
very nice work 
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Nymla Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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Skribble-Chibi Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Student General Artist
she is creepy, but cute at the same time^u^
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Nymla Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hehe I hear that sometimes even though I didn't realise it, but I don't mind that - I like the creepy too ^^
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Skribble-Chibi Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Student General Artist
You know what makes it creepy? The nose, the hair and the eyes. Because it has the hair of an old woman, the skin of an old woman, but it has the nose of an animal or troll, and the eyes of a goat O__o
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Nymla Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha yees! I like goats :O
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Skribble-Chibi Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student General Artist
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Nymla Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:nod:
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Son-of-Torgo Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Very, very nice. Reminds me a little of old Jim Henson muppets, like the ones in The Dark Crystal.
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Nymla Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! Yees I get that alot ^^
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saramena Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Awww so cute! Love it
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Nymla Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thaank you :)
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