(Suur Tõll) Tõll the Great, Illustrated by Jüri Arrak, 1982  (3 of 3)

“Toell the Great (Estonian: Suur Tõll) in Estonian mythology is a great
giant hero who lived according to the legend on the Baltic Sea island of
Saaremaa (Ösel).

He lived in Tõlluste village with his wife Piret. He tossed huge rocks
everywhere, mostly aiming for his archenemy Vanatühi or other enemies of
Saaremaa people. Tõll was king of Saaremaa but he lived as common
farmer. He often visited his brother Leiger on the neighboring Hiiumaa
(Dagö) island. He was so tall that he could almost walk there (The
distance is something about 5 to 6 km long). His walking stick was a 5
fathom spruce tree trunk.

Tõll was always kind and ready to help, but very hot-tempered. He loved
to eat cabbage, drink beer and go to the sauna (his wife was always busy
gathering him sauna stove rocks).

When an enemy decapitated him, he put his head on his sword and walked
to his grave, which is supposed to be somewhere in Tõlluste. When Tõll
died, he promised to rise from grave and help people in case of war. But
naughty children made fun of him by yelling “Tõll, Tõll, wake up, there
is a war in the yard”. Tõll rose, grew angry and went back to his
grave, swearing never to come back.“ – quote source