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Ded Moroz: The Cruel & Kind Grandfather Frost

Ded Moroz is a Russian character in a similar vein as Santa Claus, Father Christmas, and St. Nicholas. His name… Read More

Grýla & Her Yule Lads

The other day when I posted my article about St. Lucia, a friend contacted me to tell me that it… Read More

Hexenhäuschen: Origin Of The Witch’s Gingerbread House

Crafting gingerbread houses has been a custom of celebrating Christmas and the Yuletide for quite some time. Have you ever… Read More

This Fashionista Cat Devours People To Celebrate Yule

In Icelandic folklore, there’s a creature called Jólakötturinn. Jólakötturinn translates to “Yule Cat” and is a giant cat who lives up… Read More

Saint Lucia: Lilith in Disguise

Saint Lucia (or Saint Lucy) is a Christian Martyr who is celebrated on St. Lucy’s Day, a feast on December… Read More

The Yule Goat

The tradition of the Yule Goat (or Yule Buck) differs slightly from region to region. He is known by many… Read More

The Child-Eating Scarecrow Of Christmas

Hans Trapp is a legendary figure in the Alsace and Lorraine regions of France. While there are several variations of… Read More

The Mischievous Tomte Spirits of Yule

A tomte is a Swedish spirit from Nordic folklore who is associated with Yule and later Christmas. Tomte translates to… Read More

What Millennial Witches Really Want

Millennials in general, are often given a bad reputation, usually being the scapegoat for a myriad of things. The rise… Read More

A Brief History Of The Krampus

Deriving his name from the word “krampen” meaning “claw,” the Krampus is described as half-goat, half-demon; a satyr-like spirit who… Read More