Character: Threshold Guardian ~ The Quest of Living ~ Post 8

The Threshold Guardian – A Troll


A threshold guardian stops us from going any further with the simple question,
“Who goes there?”

“Who” being the key word.

If you don’t know who you are, you aren’t going anywhere.

In the hyperbole of this Monty Python scene the troll is called “The Keeper of the Bridge” and the bridge is named, “The Bridge of Death.”

In our own journey, we come to this bridge and the troll is a co-worker, family member, or pseudo friend.

We can thank the trolls in our life for stopping us before we are ready to cross because the the bridge stays true to its name.

Crossing The Bridge of Death means the old Self will die.

Ann is an author and artist. She's lived and worked in Korea, England and Germany as a counselor, college instructor and director of a family support center. Her master’s degree from Boston University encompassed studies at the University of Cambridge. Ann’s Flash History Biography series has reached international shores and covers: Eleanor Roosevelt ~ Unleashed, Golda Meir ~ True Grit, and Marie Curie ~ A Nobel Life. Ann lives in northern California enjoying her life with her adult children. She is currently working on her next book "Making Life Meaningful".


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