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Troll and Well Man


This is a lesser knows Danish folklore creature, either known as the well man (because he hides in wells) or the black man (because he hides in the blackness of the well and has black skin to hide better).

He is said to have ink black skin, red eyes, and grabs people and animals when they try to get water from the well and pulls them down. In some places he was believed to send out bad spirits (possibly of the people and animals he killed) that could cause sickness. This was obviously a way o explain why people got sick from the well water.


26th January 2014

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3 years ago #9340095        
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XD welp that guy would have trouble if he went to norway our trolls are too big for that well.

Lennydk

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4 years ago #9076413        
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I'm a Dane never heard of it but it do remind me of a story by dennis jürgensen, The monster in the well..

4 years ago #9075798        
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That troll looks less thirsty now XD

4 years ago #9075383        
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The wellman sounds very much of our own "Näkki" and the old finnish children game "Kuka pelkää mustaa miestä" translated to english "Who is affraid of the dark man" or in german "Wer hat Angst vorm schwarzen Mann?".
I personally dont think it as a rasist on people with darker skin color, but towards spirits/demons :)

4 years ago #9075339        
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That has to be the cutest well man ever!

Pirou

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4 years ago #9074463        
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Reminds me of the period monster from a few comics back!

4 years ago #9074077        
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looks like what would happen if the ring girl and slender-man had a child

4 years ago #9073168        
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Oo! Our favorite traveling troll is back!

AMystery

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4 years ago #9071075        
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@AmericanButterfly Aww, that makes sense ^^

4 years ago #9070965        
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I really love the troll's outfit and plat/braid! So cute.
Also, the wellman's hands/foot, those would be so creepy to get grabbed by... o.o

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