Cannibalistic Ogre from mainly Scandinavian Folklore. Hairy, longnosed, brutish and Bug-eyed, they may also have multiple heads or horns. They come in all sizes, and either burst or turn to stone when sunlight hits them. They lurk in gloomy forests and dark caverns, and especially like to devour small children. However, they are usually pretty thick and can be outwitted with clever tricks.
The Females of the species are generally kinder and more intelligent, but still fairly hideous.
are nice versions.
are sometimes called Trolls
Billy Goats Gruff
are well known Troll Slayers.
To get past one guarding a bridge, just tell them someone grossly fat is waddling the same way about half a mile back. Gets em every time.