That's not an original idea, although I don't know of any publication
formally proposing it. It's not unique to Scandinavian myth: in Greek
mythology, for example, there are the Titans. But I don't think that a
connection with the Neanderthals could be proved or disproved.
On 19/10/2015 11:50, Dave Tooke wrote:
>> I have an unsubstantiated theory, with no real evidence, which I would like the research gimps on here to fully explore for me!
>> Basically, Trolls of Scandinavian myth are humanoid, very strong, live in inaccessible cold mountain places. The seem to me to be remarkably reminiscent of Neanderthals at the time when modern humans were moving into Europe, say 40kya.
>> Clearly, "Trolls" are a folk memory.
>> Perhaps Kostas could help me with basic research on this? I am fairly time-poor, while he appears to have lots of time available.
> Dave Tooke
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