Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mother Hulda

Wouldn't it be interesting to do some kind of semantically represented catalog of stories from all the world's cultures so they could be compared and contrasted and tracked?

Things like Santa Claus being partly descended from Lapp shamans who would slaughter reindeer and wear their skins while casting fortunes around New Year, or Santa Claus being Odin (both of which have come up in my reading this week) and a million and more others.

This stuff fascinates me. Anyway, here's also Mother Hulda on Wikipedia.

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