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December 13: Gully Gawk comes to town

By Staff

  • Gully Gawk hid in gullies, waiting for an opportunity to sneak into cowsheds and steal milk. Photo/Þjóðminjasafnið

Every night from December 12 until Christmas Eve, one Yule Lad will come to town and leave little gifts for well-behaved children who have placed a shoe on the window sill.  Naughty ones will, however, wake up to find a potato in theirs.The thirteen brothers all have very descriptive names reflecting either their nature or the prank they play.

December 13: Giljagaur, known as Gully Gawk, hid in gullies, waiting for an opportunity to sneak into cowsheds and steal milk. 

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