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!
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