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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
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
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