posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 07:16 PM
Santa´s origins are in paganism. Here in North we still know that.
Santa was not a nice guy, in Finnish he is called joulupukki ( joulu-yule is a pagan holiday and pukki means a goat) Santa´s origins are in Northern
Europe and also has roots to Viking God Odin. These beliefs were mixed together in northern paganism.
in first picture Santa guards throphies which are childrens skulls, second is how Santa punishes kids who are naughty
Nuuttipukki, The day of Nuutti is when christmas celebrations and preparations starts. In Christmas "Santa Claus" visits homes and gives gifts to kids
who are good and twigs to those who are bad. Modern style Santa Claus with red clothes etc is not old custom here, i believe american style Santa
became here sometimes in 60´s or 70´s
Here is more northern beliefs of Santa, Odin based
edit on 30-10-2013 by dollukka because: (no reason given)