Unique Souvenir from Finland: Resin Fridge Magnet Fashioned as a Troll with Finnish Flag
Trolls are mystical creatures of the Scandinavian myths. Scandinavian countries include Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, the Swedish speaking areas of Finland and the Faroe Islands. Trolls are often shown in several films pertaining to the genre of "fantasy" and "magic." Famous Hollywood movie "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" also featured a monstrous troll in some of its scenes where the troll attacks one of the lead protagonists. Some popular Swedish comic strips and books are also based on a cute, carefree family of trolls named "Moomins."
You should get this oddly fascinating fridge magnet on your way home from Finland. This weird yet amusing troll will keep reminding you of the amazing and exciting time you spent there.
Something about the Adventurous Moomins
"Moomins" is a famous series of comic strips and books written and illustrated by Tove Jansson. She is a renowned Swedish speaking Finnish author, painter, illustrator, and novelist. Her "Moomins" comic strips helped her gain a lot of popularity. Moomins is a family of three adorable trolls namely: Moominpappa, Moominmamma and their little boy Moomintroll. These trolls are different from the routine scary ones. The Moomins are a little stout, round shaped and white; they have big muzzles that make them look quite like hippopotamuses. This sweet family is the inhabitant of Moominvalley, a valley located in the woods of Finland. A total of nine Moomin books including five illustrated books and one comic strip were published from 1945-1993. The comic strip and books revolve around the delightful adventures of this family and their lovely friends.
Films, Television Shows and Theme Parks Based on Moomins
Countless films and television shows have been made about this family of trolls. Dutch, Japanese and Swedish filmmakers mainly make films and shows on Moomins. Delightful Moomin Family-Adventure Diary is one of the most famous films created about them. It is a collaboration between Japanese and Dutch filmmakers and was released in 1992. Moomins and the Cormet Chase is a 3D film made by Finnish producers. It is based on the 1977-1982 series of the Moomins. Other famous series includes The Moomin Family, Moomintroll, Magician's Hat and many more series featuring the well-known Moomins. Some amusement parks have also been made featuring the Moomins as their main theme.
"Moomin World" is a fun filled theme park built on Kailo Island in Western Finland. Children love this park. It has a five stories, blueberry colored Moomin house which is open for all visitors. A Moominvalley has also been created in the Tampere Art Museum. It is dedicated to Tove Jansson and her commendable work. It is quite famous among tourists and they visit this museum to know more about Trove Jansson and her work. Over 2000 of Jansson's famous work is displayed in this museum.
PhD on the Fascinating Subject of Trolls
Camilla Aspland Ingemark has made a doctoral dissertation on the subject of trolls. It is the first doctoral dissertation of its kind. Ms. Ingemark, who has done her Masters in Philosophy, has researched on this topic for about six years and has a commendable command on this particular subject. Her dissertation circulates around trolls and all folklore based on these creatures. She has also talked about some stories from the Bible in her thesis. In her dissertation, you will get to read about the various myths and legends related to trolls; and how these legends gained popularity. Ms. Ingemark has also discussed the works of Trove Jansson in her doctoral study as Jansson has created many stories based on a troll family "Moomins" as discussed above in this article.
It is quite an enthralling thesis and will certainly captivate your attention if you have a sound interest in this subject. Get a keepsake for yourself in the form of a troll magnet from World-wide-gifts.com Internet store so you can never forget this interesting creature and your trip to Finland.