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Monday, November 19, 2012

Yule Traditions & Legends: The Yule Cat

The oldest written sources on the Yule Cat are from the Nineteenth Century. These refer to the fact that those who do not get a new item of clothing for Yule are destined to become offerings for the Yule Cat. It may sound strange that the deprived ones will also become prey, but this tradition is based on the fact that every effort was made to finish all work with the Autumn wool before Yule. The reward for those who took part in the work was a new piece of clothing. Those who were lazy received nothing. Thus the Yule Cat was used as an incentive to get people to work harder.


1 comment:

  1. If the Yule cat is cute, like the first image, I will be his prey, but if he is grumpy, like the second image, I better get working! LOL!