The Princess and the Troll Sons, from The Boy and the Trolls, by John Bauer. ""Look at them," urged the troll mother. "Look at my sons. Handsomer trolls can't be found this side of the moon. But then of course, they take after their mother.
A huldra is a seductive forest creature found in Scandinavian folklore. A multitude of places in Scandinavia are named after the Hulders, often places by legend associated with the presence of the "hidden folk".
“Lena och riddaren dansa” / “ Lena dances with the knight ” Signed John Bauer and dated Watercolour, heightening white, indian ink and pencil on paper. This illustration was created by John Bauer for W. Björk’s fairy.