12.25.2009

Goats and Christmas

Here's Lookin'at you Kid!



The Goat is one of the oldest Scandinavian Christmas symbols.
They even build giant wooden ones and set fire to them.
Santa has been depicted riding goats instead of reindeer.
Tomte, or Nisse, also rode Goats and wore red and came into and around the house at night, protecting the farmers families and their children and flocks.. kinda like elves... or Gnomes!! and don't forget that
Thor- the God of Thunder actually drives a chariot driven by goats named goats Tanngrisnir and Tanngnj├│str. Evidently Thor was red headed and he wore red too.
So this Christmas, don't let anyone "get your goat"!

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