Folk tales tell that when the sun shines on a troll’s body, they rapidly transform to stone. In Tolkein’s work, trolls also turn to stone (the famous example being in The Hobbit). The Samoyedic peoples of Russia (just west of the Ural mountains) have a similar story about giants, and it is tied to seven, […]
From 535-536 CE, crops around the globe refused to produce. People from many cultures wrote of that year having droughts and strange weather. It was the year the Sun was darkened by volcanic dust.