Most people know about fairy changelings from Ireland. In Scandinavia trolls were accused of switching children, but they had two ways of doing it. In Denmark specifically it was explained as trolls wanting humans who could walk into towns or holy grounds and get stuff for them.

They tend to feel out of place among humans, so if they realize they are changelings they return to the forest and either turn into a proper troll or a tree, both feeling much happier.

Chapter ten: Hallowe'en

The shouting and the echoes seemed to be driving the troll berserk. It roared again and started towards Ron, who was nearest and had no way to escape.
Harry then did something that was both very brave and very stupid: he took a great running jump and managed to fasten his arms around the troll’s neck from behind. The troll couldn’t feel Harry hanging there, but even a troll will notice if you stick a long bit of wood up its nose, and Harry’s wand had still been in his hand when he’d jumped - it had gone straight up one of the troll’s nostrils.
Howling with pain, the troll twisted and flailed its club, with Harry clinging on for dear life; any second, the troll was going to rip him off or catch him with a terrible blow with the club.
Hermione had sunk to the floor in fright; Ron pulled out his own wand - not knowing what he was going to do he heard himself cry the first spell that came into his head: ‘Wingardium Leviosa!’
The club flew suddenly out of the troll’s hand, rose high, high up into the air, turned slowly over - and dropped, with a sickening crack, on to its owner’s head. The troll swayed on the spot and then fell flat on its face, with a thud that made the whole room tremble.

Troll Romance Analysis

Hi there, welcome to my analysis on Troll Romance! This is a remake of my previous Romance analysis. I felt it was getting old and that I can write it much better than before. Long post incoming.


  • Troll society and sexuality
  • Troll emotions
  • Troll relationships
  • Troll romance and its social role
  • The Romance Quadrants
  • Matespritship: The flused quadrant
  • Kismesissitude: the caliginous quadrant
  • Moirallegiance: the pale quadrant
  • Auspistism: the ashen quadrant
  • Examples from Homestuck
  • Examples out of the comic

Please note that this analysis has quotes and examples from the comic and thus spoilers. Read only if you are ready for them.

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I made a digital version!

And thought up a name for him, it’s Axloew and pronounced Ax - lo