Grýla
Another great figure in Icelandic yuletide mythology is Grýla, the Yule-lads’ mother. She’s a big fat troll which collects naughty children in her big fat bag. Then she takes them to her home in the mountains and eats them. According to more recent nursery rhymes, she’s supposedly dead, but I refuse to believe that.

Grýla

Another great figure in Icelandic yuletide mythology is Grýla, the Yule-lads’ mother. She’s a big fat troll which collects naughty children in her big fat bag. Then she takes them to her home in the mountains and eats them. According to more recent nursery rhymes, she’s supposedly dead, but I refuse to believe that.

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    She’s the reason I slept with scissors
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    She’s not dead, that’s just a tale so the kids can sleep at night…
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    Apparently she is dieting, no more fat children!
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