And dwarves? Hobbits?
On 19-Oct-2015 12:11 PM, Martin Counihan wrote:
> 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.
> Martin Counihan
> 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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