From where does the story of a troll living under the bridge come from?

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From where does the story of a troll living under the bridge come from?

Answer:

The folk figure of the troll comes from the Scandinavian oral tradition, and was often used in stories to scare children into being wary of travelers or strangers. In Scandinavian tradition, these trolls were often found in dark and secluded areas such as caves, mountains, and under bridges. The idea of the troll under the bridge most likely became a part of popular culture with the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff, which was first published in the 1840s, but most likely has a much earlier origin in Scandinavian folk tales.