Mudcat Café message #853313 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #54983   Message #853313
Posted By: Mudlark
24-Dec-02 - 06:44 PM
Thread Name: Pagan thoughts on 'Santa Claus'
Subject: RE: Pagan thoughts on 'Santa Claus'
Thanks, CU, for a different and pleasing aspect of what was surely a pagan holiday long before saints hit the scene. I've always loved the idea of The Green Man. Having a wintery version is perfect.

And the old idea of Black Peter, associated w/St. Nick, is in keeping, as well: good and bad, treats and tricks, cool or coal...those pagans had a firm hold on reality!