Thursday, December 12, 2013

Hark! A Christmas Blog Contest! - Day 12ish

I need to apologize for my disappearance over the past two days. I caught something that just knocked me flat.

The answers to days 8 and 9 are "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" (or some permutation thereof) and c), Odin.

It is believed that the clicking of the reindeer's hooves was interpreted as Sleipnir, the eight-legged horse who sprang fully formed from Loki's womb, on the rooftops as Odin gave gifts to the good children of Earth.

Think about that in the Marvel universe, and it gets very, very weird.

I suspect you should leave Odin a reminder of mead (alcohol made from honey) and make him this Greek Honey Pie. I know, technically it isn't pie, but it came up when I searched for "honey pie."

I've made the decision that the Christmas carols are too easy, and they're boring for me. Trivia is way more fun.

Today's question is:

St. Nicholas is sometimes depicted with children standing in vats or tubs. This is because:
a) he is the patron saint of children
b) he once brought three boys back from the dead
c) it is symbolic of his love of Christ
d) in the region where he was from, it was customary for bishops (as he was) to bless alter boys as they bathed

Welcome back!


  1. hmmmmmm. totally guessing b)

    also, fun!

  2. Oh, I know this one! It's B! St. Nicholas (in one legend) brought three boys back to life after a butcher lured them to his house, killed them, and put their bodies into barrels to cure the flesh and sell it (like an ancient SweenyTodd?).

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