Yule never guess what...

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Apologies for the pun, but I thought you might like to hear a little about the pagan festival of Yule! Or more specifically the traditions surrounding the Yule log.

Did you know that the Yule log was once associated with the Norse god Thor, who had a mysterious connection to oak trees, or that in Devon and Somerset it was known as the Great Ashen Faggot?

No? Well there's lots more where that came from in What is Myrrh Anyway? and Christmas Miscellany. You can order your copy via the sidebar to the left.

And while you're waiting for it to turn up, now that autumn is properly here and the weather's turning colder, why not curl up in front of your own warming Yule log, right here?


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