Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Fact of the Day: Father Frost

Ded Moroz (translated as Father Frost) is the Santa Claus in the culture of most of Eastern Europe. However the earliest tales of Father Frost depict him as an evil wizard who would freeze people and parents would give him presents to get their children back. However he reformed his wicked ways and now is a good person. His (usual) helper is his beautiful granddaughter Snegurochka whose name translates as Snow Maiden or Snowflake Girl. 

18 comments:

  1. Sounds like alternate version of the Ice King.

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  2. wow though that father frost was evil wizard i find him cool he should be on the next legend of the guardian movie haha if there would be

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  3. That is such an interesting tidbit about christmas!

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr/

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  4. It sounds like he a bad 'un. I wouldn't give him my presents.

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  5. Well, at least he changed his ways and became one of the good guys.

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  6. My mother was Russian and she told me this story. Gorgeous picture!

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  7. Evil, figures, see always knew he was scary.

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  8. we call him Deda Mraz in Serbian :)

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  9. Interesting that he's now reformed his former wicked ways... !

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  10. Lovely photo Adam......nice done.

    Wish you a Merry X-Mas and all the best for 2013

    Greetings, Joop

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  11. I am learning a lot with your posts!!! Very interesting this "character" kisses:)

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  12. I think you know more than Sheldon does on The Big Bang Theory.

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  13. I'm Russian and that's what we call them there. Ded Moroz and Snegurachka. I'm wondering why they call it Santa Clause in America. You should post some details about it:P

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  14. When we were in Russia, we loved the fathwer frost statues.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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