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The creature is not called by name in the graphic novels

The Walking Land Creature is an odd creature that's practically nothing but a piece of earth with legs. It first appeared in the book, "Hilda and the Stone Forest", and also in season 2 of the animated series.


The creature looks like a patch of earth with grass, but with four white legs that allow it to walk. It also has a white tail. It has no other distinct features like eyes, a mouth or a nose. It can dig itself into the ground to blend in with the rest of the environment. It's behaviour closely resembles that of a domesticated dog.


Graphic novels

At the start of "Hilda and the Stone Forest", Hilda and Twig had to save an elf house from one of these creatures. They chased the creature all the way out of Trolberg to the railroad before finally catching up with it and retrieving the house. The creature tried to follow them home afterwards, but Hilda told it to stay put.

Near the end of the story, Hilda and Johanna encountered the creature again in the Stone Forest, and followed it to the exit. This time, Hilda allowed the creature to come home with them.

In the next story, "Hilda and the Mountain King", the creature went with Johanna, Baba and Tontu to the mountains to search for Hilda, who had been turned into a Troll. Johanna ordered the creature to track Hilda down, but instead it dug itself into the ground and ignored her. It was not seen again afterwards.

Animated series

The scene where Hilda has to save an elf and his house from the creature was adapted into the opening scene of "Chapter 1: The Troll Circle", and plays out exactly like it did in the graphic novel.

The creature is however absent from the rest of the season, including "Chapter 13: The Stone Forest", which adapts the bulk of Hilda and the Stone Forest. He does not show up in the Stone Forest, and doesn’t come home with Hilda and Johanna. He also does not appear in the movie adaptation of the final graphic novel.


A walking land creature has a cameo early in "Hilda and the White Woff", when David startles it.


Graphic novels
Animated series


ve Characters
Main characters HildaJohannaFridaDavidAlfur AldricTwig
Sparrow Scouts Raven LeaderWilly
Trolberg Safety Patrol Erik AhlbergGerda GustavKeeper of the BellSelby
Witches KaisaMatilda PilqvistThe Committee of Three
Vikings Torgund's clan (TorgundOlafBjarnsenElofUliSolveig) • Knudsen clan (KnudsenGunnhildFergurdsenRedsdottirErrolHrothgar)
Other kids TrevorTrevor's friends
Other adults Bearded sailorDavid's dadDavid's momEdmund AhlbergEmil GammelplassenFrida's dadFrida's momFarmerEnid HallgrimLinn JacobsenLloydPeter OstenfeldPrincipal MagnussonKelly's momPeg legged sailorVictoria Van GaleTrevor's momMulch ManagerSigrid SpenstigUnnamed ladyGil JonesWandaHead of Marketing of Jortsother
Elves AdelineAldric FamilyAloysiusBarchBragga Family (Agnes BraggaBartell Bragga) • Elf KingElf Prime MinisterElf mayorGertrudePrime Minister's cavalryRupertTomasJester elfUlrik
Giants: Forest GiantJorgenIllusSigmund
Trolls AmmaBabaTryllaBaby trollFemale trollTrundleTrundle's brotherTwo-Headed Troll
Nisse Tontu (alpha)Tontu (beta)Victoria Van Gale's nisseTontu (David’s house)
Spirits: Water SpiritsWeather Spirits
Marra David's MarraKelly
Ghosts Abigail's dadCraigie WilliamsEngilbjort WilliamsGhost refereeDraugen (AbigailNicholasDraugen Captain) • Shoe-stealing ghost
Yule Lads KertasnikirPvorusleikirKetkrokurStekkjarsaurGluggagaegir
Other creatures CedricDeer-foxes (Deer-Fox HerdTwig's parents) • Barghest (Jellybean) • GrylaThe House in the WoodsKrakenNittens (AngelinaPeppercorn) • Rat KingRock-Chewing SlugSigurdSalt-LionThunderbird (The Great Raven) • Tide MiceVittra (Georgie) • Walking Land CreatureWoffWood Folk (Wood Man) • LindwormTriffidEldridVoid of No ReturnTildy's monstersTime WormRed wolfother