Sunday, December 8, 2013

The Evil Christmas Yule Cat

Continuing on with the celebration of Creepmas and Creepy Christmas Traditions around the world bring us to Iceland's Jólakötturinn - Christmas Yule Cat! Legend has it this cat is a huge monster like cat creature that eats people for Christmas! Yes you read that right! Looks like much like Krampus, The Yule Cat is very much a villain in this Christmas folklore. It lives in the mountain tops with the mother and father of trolls Grýla, and Leppalúði and their 13 troll Yule lads . Yes you read that correctly lol. "Shop 2CoolGhouls"

Video above is a poem mentioning the Yule Cat its in the native Iceland Language

 Basically the sole purpose of the Yule Cat was to scare workers to work harder to finish all work with the Autumn wool before Yule. The reward for those who took part in the work was a new piece of clothing for Christmas. Those who were lazy could fall victim to the Yule Cat and the Yule Cat one and only goal is to eat you if you do not receive a piece of new clothing for Christmas. Thus the Yule Cat was used to get people to work more. Again the whole who's been naughty, vs who's been nice concept which is a recurring theme throughout Christmas celebrations around the world. "Shop 2COOLGHOULS"
Here are some links to more information on the Yule Cat
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