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The Bøyg (Norwegian: Bøygen, pron. Norwegian pronunciation: [bøyj]), also referred to as the "Great Bøyg of Etnedal", is a troll in the Scandinavian folklore of Gudbrandsdal and Telemark. Characterized as a giant, slimy serpent, it stands as a hindrance to travelers. It appears in the fairy tale of Per Gynt, the basis for Henrik Ibsen's play Peer Gynt.[1]