Doorway Sniffer - Yule Lad Ornament
Gáttaþefur or Doorway Sniffer (22nd Dec.) is the eleventh Yule Lad to make his way down from the mountains.
With his highly sensitive and generously proportioned nose, he can easily detect any delicious baking scents wafting about and will scurry to their source. In the shadows beyond a kitchen door he awaits his chance to steal some fried bread (laufabrauð) and even a cake or two.
Size: in cm: 75mm / 2.95 in
Eleventh was Door Sniffer,
a doltish lad and gross.
He never got a cold, yet had
a huge, sensitive nose.
He caught the scent of lace bread
while leagues away still
and ran toward it weightless
as wind over dale and hill.
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
The 13 Yule Lads are the sons of Grýla and Leppalúði. They come to town one by one during the last 13 nights before Yule.
Care to know more about the other Christmas lads?
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