- Troll (Mythology)
- In early Scandinavian folklore these are giant, monstrous beings, sometimes possessing magic powers. Hostile to men, trolls lived in castles and haunted the surrounding districts after dark. If exposed to sunlight they burst or are turned to stone. In later tales trolls often are man-sized or smaller beings similar to dwarfs and elves. They live in mountains, sometimes steal human maidens, and can transform themselves and prophesy. Encyclopædia Britannica 2002 Standard Edition.
- Troll (Internet)
- From the fishing term: dragging a bait or lure through the water. As a noun, synonymous with flamebait. As a verb, to post controversial or provocative messages in a deliberate attempt to provoke flames.
This beautiful image courtesy of the amazing Howard Lyon web site. This painting is for Wizards of the Coast, Monster Manual III, published by Wizards of the Coast (April 1, 2003) ISBN: 0786934301. I used to have a link to the page on Howard's site that spoke about this image but unfortunately this link is now dead, if anybody has the correct link could you please send it to me?