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Origin of Santa Claus and kissing under a misteltoe.
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In Norse mythology, the great god Odin rode an eight-legged white horse named Sleipnir, a supernatural beast capable of leaping great distances. At the height of Yuletide—on the day after the winter solstice—Odin led a great hunting party across the sky in celebration of the return of the sun.

Children would place their boots by the fireplace and fill them with treats for Sleipnir. Odin, commonly depicted as a bearded, mysterious old man, then repaid them for their kindness by leaving food, candy and gifts in their stead.

Odin had a son—Baldur—together with Frigga, the goddess of Love. Baldur was the most handsome and noble of all the gods; he was the God of Light and Spring, and all things right and good.

Following his mother's prophetic nightmare in which Hel, the goddess who ruled the underworld, took him into her realm, Baldur was killed with an arrow carved from mistletoe. Fortunately, Frigga was able to bring her son back to life but not before her tears had turned into pearly white berries on the mistletoe plant.

The gods decreed that whoever should stand beneath the mistletoe from this day forth, no harm would befall them; only a kiss—a token of love.

...Just some food for thought as we celebrate this most pagan of winter festivities. :)
What do you think?
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Posted 12/23/12
depends UK relates him to saint Nicklaus a guy used to put things in kids old boots 1 peer a year till he died like toys and cones in kids boots
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AsakoNatsume wrote:

depends UK relates him to saint Nicklaus a guy used to put things in kids old boots 1 peer a year till he died like toys and cones in kids boots



But the lore is still stolen from norse mythology. Much like how the entire holiday is stolen from the pagans, really...
Posted 12/23/12

Syndicaidramon wrote:


AsakoNatsume wrote:

depends UK relates him to saint Nicklaus a guy used to put things in kids old boots 1 peer a year till he died like toys and cones in kids boots



But the lore is still stolen from norse mythology. Much like how the entire holiday is stolen from the pagans, really...


Tru and which crosses over whith Jesus birthday which change the holiday relugus or what ever it is
Posted 12/23/12
Is today Christmas day?
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In some countries, yes
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In some countries, yes


I see, thank you
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Some people would argue that it's about the birth of Jesus Christ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=JQeKdvXliIU#t=146s
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Some people would argue that it's about the birth of Jesus Christ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=JQeKdvXliIU#t=146s


Those people are wrong, and ignorant.
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Glorious, just glorious!!
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The more you know
Did not know about this, pretty interesting stuff
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As regards to Santa, who has a nickname of "Old Nick", which by the way is also another name for the Prince of Darkness, the origins of Santa are pretty interesting.
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cool. always new it was a pagan holiday but i didnt know it had anything to do with Norse Mythology. very cool
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