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. 

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  1. Now this is new. What about St. Nicholas?

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

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

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

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  4. He does look like Gandalf. ._.

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  5. He's punishment was way worse than coal.

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

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  7. Beautiful portrait.

    Groetjes Tinie

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  8. Interesting! That horse Sleipnir sounds suspiciously like sleigh :)

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