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Trolls: Perhaps most abundant are the stories about the race of trolls (Danish: trolde, Swedish/Norwegian: troll). Trolls come in many different shapes and forms, and are generally not fair to behold, as they can have as many as nine heads. Trolls live throughout the land, dwelling in mountains, under bridges, and at the bottom of lakes (source:

Odin Allfather - The One Eyed Wanderer I wot that I hung on the wind-tossed tree all of nights nine, wounded by spear, bespoken to Óthin, bespoken myself to myself, upon that tree of which none telleth from what roots it doth rise.” —Óthin, Hávamál: 138

In Irish Celtic Myth as can be read in the Lebor Gabála Érenn or the Book of Invasions, that one night during Samhain The Dagda, one of the Tuatha De Danaan was walking home when he happened upon a beautiful woman bathing in a ford, with nine tresses in her hair. That woman was The Morrigan, and that night they slept together. In exchange, The Morrigan gave The Dagda battle plans and the promise that the Tuatha De Danaan would win the upcoming battle against the Fomorians.