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Jólasveinarnir: The Yule Lads and Their Family

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Jólasveinarnir: The Yule Lads and Their Family

The Yule Lads have been around for many years, their story unchanged. They are a major part of the holiday season in Iceland. What I have done here is to reinterpret them, through the eyes of an outsider, and to modernize them, just a little. I have also included other members of their family that have not had much written about them, namely Grýla and the Yule Cat. I have actually given the Yule Cat a name. I have also found twelve “lost” Yule Lads and I couldn’t find anything written about them except their names, so I have created identities for each. It’s my hope to keep these characters and stories alive long after I am gone.

http://www.amazon.com/J%C3%B3lasveinarnir-Yule-Lads-Their-Family/dp/1499...

Ken Barr