Another of our past postings, first published three years ago today! Somewhere in our psyche we know these things.
Evidently Santa Claus is the result of a long development of the original legend of the Scandinavian Yule Goat. The Norse god Thor’s chariot was draw across the sky by two goats, which Thor killed and fed to the other gods for the winter festival. But the next morning he had great remorse and resurrected them with his hammer.
In the convoluted way that stories… and goats!… move, the Yule Goat appeared before Christmas in various ways throughout Scandinavia to check up on preparations and to demand…Read more