December 4, 2013 6:36 PM Subscribe
I seem to remember a couple of years ago there was a post on the blue about a Northern European Yule spirit that would fish the bad children out of their houses using a meat hook, and either flay them, eat them, or both. Does this ring a bell to you?
posted by lekvar to Society & Culture (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
It's not one of the Yule Lads, nor Grýla, Belsnickel, Krampus, Perchta, or Père Fouettard, as near as I can tell. Most of these are focused on merely traumatizing children; the Yule spirit I'm thinking of was pretty horrific.