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Nisse and Troll


"Our secret?"

Another creature that comes from Scandinavia: The nisse, or tomte as it is called in Sweden and tonttu in Finland.
They live on farms where they help the farmer take care of the animals and protect the home from intruders.

The idea that nisses and trolls are enemies have become quite popular thanks to Wil Huygen and Rien Poortvliet and their gnome books, so I wanted to draw them being friends.

Because as usual, the Danish version of the nisse is a bit nicer than in most of Scandinavia, and looks a little different. For example, nisses usually have beards, but here they are mostly clean shaven or with sideburns.

In fact, Danish nisses and trolls would probably enjoy each others company quite a bit. They both like humans, enjoy helping farmers (the nisse at home, the troll in the field), and they are quite fond of drinking and eating.

These two doesn’t look like they’ve been nice though.


6th June 2010

Tagged in Troll


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Fluffkin

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2 years ago #9461146        
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Interresting fact about Nisses, when translated to english the name is something like gnomes. However in never pop-culture fantasy books gnomes are ravonous creatures who are despicable and cunning.
Why you americans change good creatures into mean bastards? Or whoever did it.

4 years ago #9240483        
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I be like : bff forevaahh

4 years ago #9094320        
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Well a nisse's got to eat

5 years ago #9041254        
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"These two doesn’t look like they’ve been nice though."

Just a little something for their labor.

:)

5 years ago #8980672        
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I loooove them they are adorable and oooh a bit naughty snatching veggies hehe

5 years ago #8939451        
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Aw, they're just taking a little snack is all. :3

AgProv

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5 years ago #8836258        
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looks like a leprachaun. Cultural interchange between Scandinavia and Ireland? Maybe Brother Ireland and the Nordics argue about whose cultural myth it really is and who thought of it first? (SatW idea)

Ireland also has/had a sort of evil troll race, called the Fomorians, btw...

ToveMie

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5 years ago #8745134        
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we also call it nisse in sweden.
at least everyone that i know say nisse, and Tomte = santa.

but i guess you can call it tomte if you want to...

6 years ago #8485742        
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Troll boy is too cute for words.

6 years ago #8448249        
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so adorable!

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