Berbùi - mountain dweller
Meinvœttir - harm-wights
Þursasprengir - thurs-burster
Trollaukin - troll-augmented
Tryllt orðinn - enchanted into a troll
Trylla - a troll, or to be trolled, made into a troll, enchanted, mad or possessed
Tryllskr - to be a troll or a witch
Trolldómr - magic
Trollskap - magic
Väru trllyd mjök bæði - were both greatly betrolled
Common phrases concerning trolls:
- Trolls take you!
- Trolls have you!
- Troll weather - persistent drizzle
- Troll mist - dark fog
- Trysser sem tröll - trusty as a troll
Plants associated with or used in the invocation of trolls:
- Red rattle
- Pedicularis sylvatica
Buttered stones sometimes feature in blóts to trolls.
Crushing a thistle is a means of driving out “wights of woe”. This was traditionally done at the end of harvesting.
The word þistil, written or spoken, could be used to give a man power over another, or to bring fearful things upon an enemy.
Folk belief has it that lightening seeks out trolls and giants and, as such, invocations of Thor and the sounds of drumming are useful in keeping them away.
Also, in Scandinavian folklore, trolls are able to transform into cats.
Traditionally, the people most vulnerable to trolls/being enchanted into a troll/slipping into the other world were: