Bowl Licker Arrives in Town


Bowl Licker Arrives in Town

Bowl Licker (Askasleikir in Icelandic), the sixth Yule Lad to come to town, arrives today. He is known to hide under beds, waiting for someone to put down their bowl, which he then steals.


Illustration: Magnús Valur Pálsson.

The Yule Lads, the Icelandic version of Santa Claus, one of the differences being that there are 13 of them, come down from the mountains one by one to treat well-behaved children to presents.

Click here and here to read more about the Yule Lads.