The Yule Lads: A Celebration of Iceland's Christmas Folklore

The Yule Lads A Celebration of Iceland s Christmas Folklore Gifts left in shoes milk disappearing from the fridge mysterious figures whisking into the shadows Christmas time in Iceland this can mean only one thing the Yule Lads are back in town Over the cent

  • Title: The Yule Lads: A Celebration of Iceland's Christmas Folklore
  • Author: Brian Pilkington
  • ISBN: 9789979322191
  • Page: 170
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Gifts left in shoes, milk disappearing from the fridge, mysterious figures whisking into the shadows Christmas time in Iceland this can mean only one thing the Yule Lads are back in town Over the centuries the Icelanders have developed a highly unusual set of Yuletide traditions, from the food they eat smoked lamb, rotten skate and leaf bread to their colourfulGifts left in shoes, milk disappearing from the fridge, mysterious figures whisking into the shadows Christmas time in Iceland this can mean only one thing the Yule Lads are back in town Over the centuries the Icelanders have developed a highly unusual set of Yuletide traditions, from the food they eat smoked lamb, rotten skate and leaf bread to their colourful folklore featuring the giant troll Gryla, her thirteen rascally sons, and that huge, hungry feline the Yule Cat The Yule Lads gives readers of all ages a delightful insight into the history, customs and characters of Christmas in Iceland Beautifully illustrated hard cover in English.

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    1. My friend from Iceland told me about these fellows who appear, one each night, for the 13 nights before Christmas. They're mischievous beings now, but used to be more fearsome in days long ago. Like all folkloric critters, they've mellowed with age and countless tellings. They're the sons of Gryla the ogress and one of her three husbands. Most of them are concerned with sneaking foods of various sorts from unsuspecting households; a couple, like Door Slammer and Window Peeper, make other mischie [...]

    2. Very cute summary of Icelandic Christmas (jól) folklore!Rate Procedure:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - I loved the book so much I would reread it again and would recommend to a friend.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Thoroughly enjoyed the book, could not put it down, would recommend to a friend, but do not need to read again.⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Probably a good book that I enjoyed but there was something about it I did not love (e.g. The writing style, the POV, etc.). I would only recommend to a fr [...]

    3. Its a fun book on the different Yule Lads of Christmas in Iceland. Love the traditions that is held with this. Also being in Iceland for Christmas this book helped understand more about what you see around the city. :)

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