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This is a fountain in Sandefjord Norway showing the job of a whalehunter. The guy on the top of the boat is holding a very old harpoon invented by the norwegians a very long time ago.

This is a fountain in Sandefjord Norway showing the job of a whalehunter. The guy on the top of the boat is holding a very old harpoon invented by the norwegians a very long time ago.

Norsland Lefse - Just for Fun

~ they forgot to add, someone who loves to celebrate the of May and occasionally wear Viking helmets at family reunions! (just kidding, real Norwegians say the Viking helmet is a stereotype)

vintage Norwegian tea towel with map of Norway and figures in folk costume, wall hanging.

vintage Norwegian tea towel with map of Norway and figures in folk costume, wall hanging.

Christmas town Dröbak in Norway - in town you'll see the post office and the Christmas house of the "Julenissen" (Santa) and official signs.... Santa might cross the street!!!!

Christmas town Dröbak in Norway - in town you'll see the post office and the Christmas house of the "Julenissen" (Santa) and official signs.

THE TROLL CROSS is, according to old Scandinavian folklore a powerful protection symbol efficient on both evil trolls and other similar beings that might be lurking in the woods. Iron and steel is feared by the trolls, and steel in a crosswise pattern is even more efficient. This pendant protects the bearer from evil, and this and similar symbolic designs has been widely used to protect both people, animals and buildings.

The troll cross amulet~ circle of iron crossed at the bottom (possibly in the shape of an odal rune), worn by early Scandinavian peoples as a protection against trolls and elves. Iron and crosses were both believed to ward off evil beings.

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