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Thread #54983   Message #1355953
Posted By: CapriUni
13-Dec-04 - 05:10 PM
Thread Name: Pagan thoughts on 'Santa Claus'
Subject: RE: Pagan thoughts on 'Santa Claus'
Interesting, oh Pink one....

But I get just a wee bit frustrated by the "It's all psychadelic drugs, man!" explanation. Besides, while Clement Clarke Moore's depiction is the most famous, today, it's not the only, or even the oldest, out there. I certainly don't think that he had any deep meaning in mind when he invented the name of the reindeer, besides whimsy and something that would flesh out the poem while fitting in anapestic tetrameter.

I agree with his point about "Santa" being the embodiment of male power and magic, though.