File 0009/0010: A Very Pagan Christmas
In this two part episode our hosts, Cayla, Nathan and Halli take a look a three cases of intrigue:
- The Winter Solstice: Long before Christmas was a thing, cultures all around the world celebrated the Winter Solstice (or something similar). Halli tells us about some of those practices
- Mari Lwyd: December, the days are short, the weather cold. Loved ones are on our thoughts and Christmas is around the corner. It's the perfect time to grab your bros, dig up a horse skull tie some ribbons to it and challenge your neighbors to rap battles for booze and food
- Gryla the Christmas Witch: Iceland's version on Santa Clause consists of a witch, her thirteen children and her giant cat who eats children who aren't wearing new clothes!
Sources below are a sample, for the full list visit the HEX file on the topic
Gryla the Christmas Witch
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