Bowl Licker - Yule Lad Ornament
Askasleikir or Bowl Licker (17th Dec.) is the sixth Yule Lad to make his way down from the mountains.
In the old Icelandic turf farmhouses the family sat on the edge of their beds to eat. Each family member had their own bowl which had a lid to keep the food warm. Askasleikir sneaks into a farmhouse and lies in wait under the bed of the unsuspecting person who innocently puts his or her "askur" down on the floor between bites - whereupon the lad swipes it away to lick it spotlessly clean.
Size: in cm: 7,5 /in.: 3,2
Bowl Licker, the sixth one,
was shockingly ill bred.
From underneath the bedsteads
he stuck his ugly head.
And when the bowls were left
to be licked by dog or cat,
he snatched them for himself
- he was sure good at that!
Available set of 14 Christmas ornaments
There is a set of Yule Lad-themed Christmas decorations and ornaments set available for you to decorate your Christmas tree or other things to hang them on.
You can also get Christmas figurines with the 13 Icelandic Yule Lads here to decorate your home.
STORY OF THE YULE LADS
In Iceland there is a folk tale about the 13 Icelandic Christmas Trolls or the Santa Clauses, called Yule Lads.
Care to know more about the other Christmas lads?
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