Yule Lads

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The Yuletide-lads, Yule Lads, or Yulemen (Icelandic: jólasveinarnir or jólasveinar), are figures from Icelandic folklore who in modern times have become the Icelandic version of Santa Claus (Father Christmas). Their number has varied over time, but currently there are considered to be thirteen.[1] They put rewards or punishments into shoes placed by children on window sills during the last thirteen nights before Christmas. Every night, one Yuletide lad visits each child, leaving gifts or rotting potatoes,[2] depending on the child’s behaviour throughout the year.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yule_Lads

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Bjúgnakrækir (Sausage-Swiper) Would hide in the rafters and snatch sausages that were being smoked 4
Stekkjarstaur (Sheep-cote clod) Harasses sheep, but is impaired by his stiff peg-legs. 3
Gáttaþefur (Doorway-Sniffer) Has an abnormally large nose and an acute sense of smell which he uses to locate laufabrauð1
Þvörusleikir (Spoon-Licker) Steals Þvörur (a type of a wooden spoon with a long handle – I. þvara) to lick. Is extremel 1
Pottaskefill (Pot-Scraper) Steals leftovers from pots 1
Gluggagægir (Window-Peeper) A snoop who would look through windows in search of things to steal 1
Ketkrókur (Meat-Hook) Uses a hook to steal meat 0
Skyrgámur (Skyr-Gobbler) A Yule Lad with an affinity for skyr 0
Hurðaskellir (Door Slammer) Likes to slam doors, especially during the night 0
Askasleikir (Bowl-Licker) Hides under beds waiting for someone to put down their "askur" (a type of bowl with 0
Stúfur (Stubby) Abnormally short. Steals pans to eat the crust left on them 0
Giljagaur (Gully hawk) Hides in gullies, waiting for an opportunity to sneak into the cowshed and steal milk 0
Kertasníkir (Candle-Stealer) Follows children in order to steal their candles (which in those days were made of tallow 0


||||||||, Friday, 15 December 2017 21:59 (nine months ago) Permalink

Stekkjarstaur (Sheep-cote clod) - Harasses sheep, but is impaired by his stiff peg-legs.
Giljagaur (Gully hawk) Hides in gullies, waiting for an opportunity to sneak into the cowshed and steal milk
Stúfur (Stubby) Abnormally short. Steals pans to eat the crust left on them
Þvörusleikir (Spoon-Licker) Steals Þvörur (a type of a wooden spoon with a long handle – I. þvara) to lick. Is extremely thin due to malnutrition
Pottaskefill (Pot-Scraper) Steals leftovers from pots
Askasleikir (Bowl-Licker) Hides under beds waiting for someone to put down their "askur" (a type of bowl with a lid used instead of dishes), which he then steals
Hurðaskellir (Door Slammer) Likes to slam doors, especially during the night
Skyrgámur (Skyr-Gobbler) A Yule Lad with an affinity for skyr
Bjúgnakrækir (Sausage-Swiper) Would hide in the rafters and snatch sausages that were being smoked
Gluggagægir (Window-Peeper) A snoop who would look through windows in search of things to steal
Gáttaþefur (Doorway-Sniffer) Has an abnormally large nose and an acute sense of smell which he uses to locate laufabrauð
Ketkrókur (Meat-Hook) Uses a hook to steal meat
Kertasníkir (Candle-Stealer) Follows children in order to steal their candles (which in those days were made of tallow and thus edible)

||||||||, Friday, 15 December 2017 22:00 (nine months ago) Permalink

Stekkjarstaur sounds like a larf but Bjúgnakrækir is clearly a lad after my own heart

all this youthless booty (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 December 2017 22:04 (nine months ago) Permalink

this just made my day

infinity (∞), Friday, 15 December 2017 22:07 (nine months ago) Permalink

sausage swiper obv

infinity (∞), Friday, 15 December 2017 22:09 (nine months ago) Permalink

lads

mookieproof, Friday, 15 December 2017 22:10 (nine months ago) Permalink

yultetide lads

i feel a song coming

infinity (∞), Friday, 15 December 2017 22:12 (nine months ago) Permalink

Kertasníkir because stealing candles from children and eating them is a good idea.

Susan Stranglehands (jed_), Saturday, 16 December 2017 15:36 (nine months ago) Permalink

spoon-licker in the streets. skyr-gobbler in the sheets

||||||||, Sunday, 17 December 2017 11:01 (nine months ago) Permalink

is there yule lads fanfic?

||||||||, Sunday, 17 December 2017 11:02 (nine months ago) Permalink

Hard to beat the frst one. I think I live with Hurðaskellir.

ultros ultros-ghali, Sunday, 17 December 2017 11:14 (nine months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Saturday, 23 December 2017 00:01 (eight months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Sunday, 24 December 2017 00:01 (eight months ago) Permalink

Noiiiiice

*swipes sausage*

infinity (∞), Sunday, 24 December 2017 02:27 (eight months ago) Permalink


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