Santae Claus

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Santae Claus
Ither namesSaint Nicholas
Saint Nick
Kris Kringle
Kent forDelivering gifts tae bairns at Christmas
Hauf-marrae(s)Mrs. Claus

Santae Claus, kent as Saunt Nicholas, Saunt Nick, Kris Kringle, Faither Christmas, or simply Santae an aw, is a legendary feegur o Wastren cultur that's said tae gie gifts tae the hames o well-behaved ("guid" or "nice") bairns on Christenmas Eve (24 December) an the wee smaw oors o Christenmas Day (25 Disember).[1]

The modren Santae Claus grew oot o tradeetions surroondin the historical Saunt Nicholas, a fowert-yearhunner Greek bishop an gift-gier o Myra, the Breetish Isles feegur o Faither Christenmas, the Dutch feegur o Sinterklaas (hissel based on Saunt Nicholas), the German feegur o the Christkind (a fabulised Christ Bairn), an the halidays o Twalt Nicht an Epiphany an thair associatit figurs o the Three Wise Men (based on the gift-gien Magi o the Nativity) an Befana.[citation needit]

Some mainteen Santae Claus an aa absorbed elements o the Germanic god Wodan, wha wis associatit wi the paugan midwinter event o Yuil an led the Wild Hunt, a ghaistly procession throu the sky.[wha?]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Krulwich, Robert (25 December 2000). "How Does Santa Do It?" [Hou daes Santae dae it?] (in Inglis). ABC News. Retrieved 25 December 2015.