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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:17 PM
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Poll question: best term for mythic mischevious little people
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 08:27 PM by salin
know my choice - due to my norwegian roots... yours?

http://www.trollshop.net/trolls/trollcream.htm

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:18 PM
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1. always been partial to 'imps' my own bad self
:shrug:
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:22 PM
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3. I will add that - should be on the list.
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whirlygigspin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:19 PM
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2. Irish?
my bad.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:23 PM
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4. Gremlins
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:26 PM
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5. that should be there as well
dang.. guess my nordic "troll" bias blocked the mind from competing terms...
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TroubleMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:30 PM
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6. Underpants Gnomes

Image

Step 1: Collect Underpants

Step 2: ?
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:32 PM
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7. Step two: Panty Raids?
Who knew that frat pledges were actually a classification of Gnomes...
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hickman1937 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:39 PM
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8. Faeries, they were not nice.
Shakespeare tried to clean up their image, but I think it really took Walt Disney to put it over.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:41 PM
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10. Disney...
giving a heads up to Rove on how to retell a story and get people to believe it ;-)
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:40 PM
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9. freepers?
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:41 PM
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11. haha
I have to think about adding that as an option to the poll.

:hi:
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:54 PM
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12. Also from Scandinavia...The Tomten
Image

Read more about them here
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:58 PM
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14. couldn't get the link to work
will have to ask around...

btw, in Norway there are Christmas "trolls" called julenissen... they play pranks on people unless the owners of the home leave a glass of beer to appease them on Christmas eve.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:03 PM
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16. Oops!
Try this one: http://members.tripod.com/~auntida/tomte.html

Sounds like a similar critter...
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:08 PM
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18. Woo hoo... great minds...
those ARE the julenissen to which I just refered (in response to your earlier post). We have numerous representations of these (paper doll types/yarn dolls/etc.) that still go up as part of the Christmas decorations. :hi:
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Nitrogenica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:55 PM
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13. The Jungle Troll
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:59 PM
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15. hehe
aka primate chimpmeister.
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:03 PM
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17. Kobolds. Lamia/Lamiak.
Each are very old terms; Kobold is more directly Indo-European, and Lamia probably pre-dates the Indo-European invasions, and similar terms are scattered throughout Europe among cultural isolates, from Greece to Bulgaria to Basque Country. (See http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Lamia%20%28my... )

Of course, the Lamia weren't quite mischievous; but neither are gnomes, trolls, and other such beings, the further back the legends go.

--p!
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China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:10 PM
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19. kids
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Guy Fawkes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:23 PM
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20. the Nac Mac Feegle (pictsies)
(The Wee Free Men, By Terry Pratchett)
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Lone_Wolf_Moderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 09:00 PM
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21. Dwarves. Behold the military might of the Dwarves!!
Edited on Sun Jan-30-05 09:00 PM by Lone_Wolf_Moderate
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