Bay's Guardian: The Troll - Page 2

Officials create a new troll to protect a new bridge

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Meet the new Bay Bridge troll.

"Now trolls feature prominently in Scandinavian folklore and particularly in Norwegian folklore and can be friendly or harmful depending on how you treat them," he told the Guardian. "Think of Shakespeare; you ever seen a Midsummer Night's Dream? They go into the forest with creatures, and the character Puck is a trickster."

To Robinson, trolls can be helpful or harmful, based on what you want from them or expect from them.

Let's all then hope the new troll protects our bridge, and the lives of the workers who maintain it, for many decades to come. 

 

Comments

I'm from the Bay Area, but lived in Seattle for almost a decade. Seattlites already know of the protective power of trolls under bridges. Both Fremont and Ballard bridges have trolls (as well as large Scandinavian populations) and those bridges have likewise never experienced mishap. I think the correlation between the old span surviving and the little troll holds up to logic...

Posted by Guest on Sep. 16, 2013 @ 11:13 am

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