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December 18th and 19th: Two More Yule Lads Arrive

December 18th: Hurðaskellir, the Door Slammer Hurðaskellir is a nasty Yule Lad – he likes to slam doors at night. I’m pretty sure that he was visiting the apartment beneath us last night… December 19th: Skyrgámur, the Skyr Gobbler Skyrgámur … Continue reading

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December 16th and 17th: The Fifth and Sixth Yule Lads

December 16: Pottaskefill, the Pot-Scraper Pottaskefill steals let-overs from pots. I think of him as one of the more voracious eaters amongst the Yule Lads. December 17th: Askasleikir, the Bowl-Licker Askasleikir hides under beds, and steals bowls called askur. Askur … Continue reading

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December 15th: The Fourth Yule Lad

Today heralds the arrival of one of the saddest Yule Lads: Þvörusleikir, The Spoon-Licker: Þvörusleikir is lean and thin because he subsides only on the food left stuck to long-handled wooden spoons that he steals known as Þvörur. I say … Continue reading

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December 14th: The Third Yule Lad

December 14th: Stúfur, Stubby The abnormally short Stúfur steals pans so that he can eat the crusts left on them. Here, I envisioned him in possession of a pie tin, snacking on the thick edge of crust that is the … Continue reading

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The 13 Yule Lads: The First Two Lads

In Icelandic folklore, there is a pair of trolls that live in the mountains. These trolls have thirteen children, and they come down from the mountains to terrorize and harass people throughout the Yuletide season. The modern take on the … Continue reading

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Artwards

It is that time of the year when everything takes a back seat to holiday preparations. However, that doesn’t mean that I’m not still putting pencil and pen to paper and producing art. Here’s some drawings from last week and … Continue reading

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Happy St. Nicholas Day!

I haven’t always celebrated St. Nicholas Day, but a few years back, Sarah and I decided that it would be fun to do so, and as such, I’ve found that I love the day. I think of it as a … Continue reading

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