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Danish Christians at odds over depiction of troll

by Rebecca Paveley

CHRISTIANS in Vejen, Denmark, have protested against plans by the town council to decorate the exterior of a building with an image of a troll smelling Christian blood.

The town of Vejen was once the home of the sculptor Niels Hansen Jacobsen, whose most famous work is a bronze statue, Troll Smelling Christian Blood. It is based on a Nordic myth set in a troll’s castle, and the troll cries out: “I smell Christian blood.”

The original statue caused controversy when ...

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