Friday, December 23, 2011

Not Yeti Friday - Rübezahl

Legend tells of a wild, white-haired giant who walks about in the high mountains with a tree staff in one hand.

Nope, not who you're thinking.

Legend tells of a jolly man with a big white beard who loves children and gives presents.

Nope, still not who you're thinking.

Rübezahl is his name.

But to call him that will incur his wrath. Better to call him the more respectable "Lord of the Mountains" or "Lord John".

He is a character from German folklore.

He's a proto-Santa. And a proto-yeti kinda, too.

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