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The changeling in Dallekulle

The changeling in Dallekulle

An old peasant woman believed trolls had abducted her child and given her a troll child instead. But the old woman was inventive. She sat down by the cradle and began making butter in a thimble

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December 10, 2013 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

The Magic Tree

The Magic Tree

Deep in the forest, not far from Torpa there is a Magic Tree. In olden times people used to go to this strange tree to rid themselves of toothache.

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December 9, 2013 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

The shoe-maker in the cottage Sutarestugan

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ONSPOTSTORY | The Land of Legends

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December 8, 2013 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

D is for Dala Horse

D is for Dala Horse
D is for Dala Horse: A Nordic Countries Alphabet

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The original Dala Horse (Dalahäst) has been around for many centuries, and probably was created by Swedish woodcutters. During the long winters, woodcutters would pass the time by carving little toys for their children. These carved wooden toys, made from the scraps of the men’s wood were mostly horses. The most enduring of the little creatures remains the Dala Horse.

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December 8, 2013 at 5:25 am Leave a comment

Dala Horse Origami

Dala HorseDalecarlian Horse

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December 7, 2013 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

The Tomten

“Tomten” by Viktor Rydberg

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December 6, 2013 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

The Farmer, The Tomt and the Troll

November 1, 2013 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

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