Europe


Yule is the original Norse-Germanic Pagan festival that marks todays Winter Solstice before it was replaced by the christian version of ‘christmas”. The lyric from “Deck the Halls” goes “Troll the ancient yuletide carol.” Amidst all the fa-la-la-ing, did you ever ask yourself exactly what yuletide is? Yule is the ancient name in the Germanic […]

Yule Never Believe this..because you were taught


When one thinks about the shortlist of halloween familiars, owls, cats, hobgoblins none really carry as foreboding a presence as the humble Crow.  Crows are large birds of the genus Corvus. Corvids can be found all over the world except southern S. America, the Poles and various islands. They are believed […]

What you didn’t Know about Corvids


not a zombie
On all hallows eve the creatures of the night roam the earth in search of candy and fun. Little do they know that they are acting out stories that have permeated our society since the middle ages. Anyone watching TV or movies knows all about a Zombie. I, however, find […]

No It’s Not a Zombie


witches
October is without question my absolute FAVORITE time of the year.  I have studied all manner of folklore and custom in my quest to better understand my atheism.  None fascinate me more than the true story of witches.  You will find my blog filled with posts like this. HERE Traditionally […]

Witches take the Hat




Ah, the humble Tannenbaum.  I love trees.  They are both symbols of longevity and stoicism. No tree captures the hearts of man, at this festive time of the year, more so than the evergreen.  The custom of decorating the evergreen tree originated in Germany in the 16th century.  It was […]

O Tannenbaum,Your branches green delight us.


While October may be the favorite month of thousands of humans, who excitedly plan their costumes of spooks, vampires and monsters, in anticipation of Halloween, Cats, particularly black cats, have little cause for celebration this month. I am no champion of Feline rights, but you may be interested to know […]

Look what the Cats dragged in..or rather has been drug ...


  I hate “false” behavior in people. I work in what I deem a service industry. I do mostly phone tech support and in house web support and design for the company I work for.  This means that all day I talk to friendly folks from all around the country, in […]

I hate “false” behavior in people.



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Did you know that Santa has an archenemy? Every comic book hero worth his salt has an archenemy. Batman has the Joker, James Bond has Dr. No, Luke Skywalker has Darth Vader, and Santa Claus has the Krampus. Wait a minute, Santa has an archenemy? Krampus is one of those […]

Krampus Santa has an Archenemy