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Jultomte. By: Nicholas Pell. Välkommen vår fest!. Nu er det jul igen !. Who is he?. Swedish “Santa” Protector of farms Harasser of farm animals Thief Old, short and Lively house elf Shapeshifter - invisible Easily offended. What does he do?. Has a goat and a cat, but no reindeer

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Jultomte

Jultomte

By: Nicholas Pell


V lkommen v r fest

Välkommenvår fest!

Nuerdetjuligen!


Who is he

Who is he?

  • Swedish “Santa”

  • Protector of farms

    • Harasser of farm animals

  • Thief

  • Old, short and Lively house elf

    • Shapeshifter- invisible

  • Easily offended


What does he do

What does he do?

  • Has a goat and a cat, but no reindeer

  • Lives in Ancestral [Christmas] tree

  • Brings presents on Christmas

  • Candy in your shoes


What do you do

What do you do?

  • Leave out your clogs to be filled with candy

  • Leave milk for tomte’s cat

  • Leave porridge for tomte

    • Or he’ll probably kill you

  • Don’t offend him

    • Or he’ll play pranks on you

      • Pebbles to the head, tying cows’ tails together, or killing herds of cattle to destroy family farms


Tomte the good and bad

Tomte, the good and bad:

  • Troll/elf

  • Nisse (vicious) and poisonous, visible/invisible, trouble maker, peace maker, family friend and foe


What s the word

What’s the word?

  • “Children, behave, or Tomte will beat you”

  • Make offerings to the elf, or you’ll be sorry

  • Be good and you’ll be rewarded

  • Misbehave and you’ll be punished


Bibliography

Bibliography:

  • “Swedish Christmas Customs” by: Dr. A KellgrenCyriax

    • http://www.jstor.org.dbprox.slcc.edu/stable/1256552?&Search=yes&searchText=Tomte&list=hide&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3FQuery%3DTomte%26acc%3Don%26wc%3Don&prevSearch=&item=13&ttl=50&returnArticleService=showFullText

  • Jultomten blog:

    • http://talesoffaerie.blogspot.com/2010/12/jultomten.html

  • Norse gift house:

    • http://www.nordicgifthouse.com/food/food-cheesejamsmixes.htm

  • Encyclopedia Mythica:

    • http://www.pantheon.org/articles/n/nisse.html


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