Time for the second of Carol Taylor’s Christmas posts from her archives and this time something a little darker.. but still fun.
The 13 Trolls of Christmas! by Carol Taylor
What fun..We all love to regale our children and grandchildren with tales from Christmas past…most real, some imagined and we all…Come On…Admit it!
We have all stooped to bribery, corruption or just plain tall tales to make the kiddiwinks BEHAVE!
Forget boring advent calendars….
Icelandic parents enthral their children (and scare) them into being good with tales of the Ogress living in the Icelandic mountains.
She is one scary Mumma, described as half troll/animal and the mother of 13 naughty boys known as the “Yule Lads”. Grýla lives in the mountains with her husband, her thirteen children and a black cat.
And that cat is pretty scary too….
Old Icelandic folklore states that every Icelander must receive a new piece…