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2005

The Bysen From Gotland

The Bysen (or trullet - related to 'troll') - a ghostlike creature from the Baltic island of Gotland who walks around with an ax, slowly and carefully chopping trees or branches, generally to maintain and protect the forest. It is a human who committed some crime during his lifetime and now is condemned to walk on earth forever. He is small and grey, not directly evil, but makes life difficult for forest workers, turning over timber loads and delaying transports of timber from the forest.

Could the Bysen look like this? (drawing by Trollmoon)

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