Danish Christians at odds over depiction of troll
Posted: 29 Jun 2011 @ 00:00
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 it was ...
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