“He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,”
—A Visit from St. Nicholas
For centuries, the elf was identified as a demon/pagan god–though moderns have had this knowledge thoroughly concealed from them.
In Old Norse mythological texts, elves seem at least at times to be counted among the pagan gods; in medieval German texts they seem more consistently monstrous and harmful.
Who hasn’t been indoctrinated into the modern fables of Christmas? The story of “Santa Claus” supposedly is one that began with “Saint Nicholas.”
Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, repentant thieves, children, pawnbrokers and students in various cities and countries around Europe. He was also a patron of the Varangian Guard of the Byzantine emperors, who protected his relics in Bari.
Honoring or protecting Nicholas’ “relics” is the equivalent of believing in magic (demonic power).
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