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Who are we?
The Troll Awareness Society
is a not-for-profit independent
organisation, established in early 2011 as a
direct consequence of the discovery of the existence of real trolls
living in Norway. Norwegian citizens were made aware of this fact with
the release of the documentary film The
Hunter in November 2010, which showed a group of Norwegian film
students joining a troll hunter on his expeditions to hunt trolls that
had escaped from their territories.
What do we do?
This purpose of the society and this site is to inform Norwegian
citizens and anyone travelling in Norway about trolls and to provide a
forum for exchanging information on the topic. Our hope is that
people will not fear trolls but understand them and treat them
respectfully. It is because trolls represent something that is somewhat
peculiar and different, yet somehow quite similar to ourselves, that
Norwegian authorities feared them and decided to restrict their freedom
and pretend they didn't exist.
What can you do?
This site will expand as new information arrives and we hope that you
will assist us with this by contributing any information you obtain,
such as sightings, experiences and any other related useful
information. This also includes reporting any suspicious behaviour and
outright cruelty or interference with trolls. The site will provide a
space for such a forum. A Frequently Asked Questions page will
developed from collected information.
In the future we also hope to organise guest speaker events to further
increase community awareness. Anyone is welcome to offer suggestions on
speakers and other useful activities or projects.
You can donate
As the society receives no money from any
political party or the government, we rely on funds and in-kind
donations from the public. This can be done by contacting
the Troll Awareness Society by email, address or telephone on the Contact page.