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December 17: Bowl Licker comes to town

By Staff

  • Bowl Licker would hide under beds and wait for members of the household to place their bowls (known as askur) on the floor, which he would then swipe. 

     

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 17: Askasleikir, called Bowl Licker, would hide under beds and wait for members of the household to place their bowls (known as askur) on the floor, which he would then swipe. 

 

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