Meat Hook Arrives in Town


Meat Hook Arrives in Town

Meat Hook, the twelfth Yule Lad, arrives today. Only one more to still come down from the mountains!


Illustration: Magnús Valur Pálsson.

Like Sausage Swiper, Meat Hook (Ketkrókur in Icelandic), is knowing for stealing meat. He uses a large hook to grab any meat lying around.

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.