Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Fact of the Day: Odin Claus

The Viking god Odin is one of the inspirations for Santa Claus. There are tales of him flying around with his horse Sleipnir handing out both gifts and punishments. 

15 comments:

Kay said...

Now this is new. What about St. Nicholas?

MEcoy said...

well that is interesting
so santa is the plus size version of him huh

Bob Bushell said...

So, there is a santa clause!!!!!!!!!!!

f i o n a (miss.tea) said...

he looks like gandalf hehe

DWei said...

He does look like Gandalf. ._.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Definitely something new learned today!

CQUEK said...

thanks for sharing

Pat Hatt said...

He's punishment was way worse than coal.

Adam said...

he was the basis, but you can see where the reindeer came from

Pat said...

Interesting! I can see with the long beard, where Santa Claus comes in!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Interesting story !

Tinie said...

Beautiful portrait.

Groetjes Tinie

DEZMOND said...

we should bow to Odin!

Jane said...

Interesting! That horse Sleipnir sounds suspiciously like sleigh :)

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

He's too ugly to be Santa.