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The Icelandic Yule Lads , Illustrated,…now available

Meat Hook by Danya Esposito

The Icelandic Yule Lads, known as “Jólasveinar”, begin making their appearance 13 days before Christmas arriving one by one each night and leaving small gifts for the children. 13 days of gifts as well as Christmas gifts from Santa, sounds like a great idea to me! The Yule Lads originated from Icelandic folklore and were … … Continue reading →

Icelandic Yule Lads

The Yule Lads, Iceland Icelandic children place a shoe in their bedroom window each evening in the 13 days before Christmas. Every night one Yuletide.

The Yule-lads In Iceland, we have 13 Santas. I’m not making this up. They are called the Yule-lads or Yulemen. They are half-troll and...

The Yule-Lads of Iceland by Hugleikur Dagsson “In Iceland, we have 13 Santas. They are called the Yule-lads or Yulemen. They are some kind of humanoid trolls. Each one is named.

Grýla... Fantastic Icelandic Folklore!! Gryla comes at Christmas and will take the children who do not have a new item of clothing, cook them in her cauldron and eat them!  Along with Leppaluði, the Christmas Cat and the Yule Lads!

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Icelandic Gryla - mother of the Yule Lads - her hobby is eating children so always have a sharp object to cut yourself out her sack

Icelandic Christmas tricksters.  They don't have "Santa Claus"... Just these naughty elves!

The Yule Lads. An Icelandic tradition. This was my favorite part of December growing up. I believed in them longer than I believed in Santa.

Iceland has 13 Santas, known as the "Yule Lads." First known as scary descendants of trolls, the Yule Lads are now regarded as merrily mischievous gift-givers. According to legend, they arrive one by one for the 13 days leading up to Christmas; Icelandic children leave their best shoes on the windowsill so the Yule Lads can fill them with small presents. Their names translate to everything from "Bowl-licker" and "Door-slammer" to "Peeper" and "Meat-hook."

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Kertasníkir, the 13th Icelandic Yule Lad, follows children around to steal their Christmas candles, which he then eats.

Icelandic Yule Lads

Kertasníkir, the 13th Icelandic Yule Lad, follows children around to steal their Christmas candles, which he then eats.

The Icelandic Jólakötturinn (Christmas cat) is a monster from Icelandic folklore, a huge and vicious cat said to lurk about the snowy countryside during Christmas time and eat people who have not received any new clothes to wear before Christmas Eve. It's a bit unfair :-)

The Icelandic Jólakötturinn (Christmas cat) is a monster from Icelandic folklore, a huge and vicious cat said to lurk about the snowy countryside during Christmas time and eat people who have not received any new clothes to wear before Christmas Eve.

Þvörusleikir (Spoon Licker) one of thirteen brothers, the icelandic yulelads

The 13 Horrifying Christmas Trolls Of Iceland

Þvörusleikir (Spoon Licker) one of thirteen brothers, the icelandic yulelads

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