The Christmas Cat (Jolakottur) iceland
In Iceland it was imperative to finish the Autumn wool before the Solstice set in and for all the hard work of gathering, washing, carding and spinning the wool there was a new piece of wool clothing for the hard-working participants. If you didn't work you didn't get a new scarf! And for those lazy children freezing at Yuletime was not enough, the Yule Cat waited outside the window on Solstice Night and watched to see who got new clothes and tried them on and for those who did not the Cat would come in and scratch them to death! Children were terrified of the Yule Cat! And undoubtably the Yule Cat looked like some monstrous version of their family Norwegian Forest Cat. I happen to have a huge black one named Magick and he loves his role as the Yule Cat every year. In fact he starts getting into charatcer around Halloween when he sits in the cage in the yard with the candy-filled cauldron on top and he reaches for all the kiddies thru the bars as they try to get some candy treats!
As long as it depicts something about the The Christmas/Yuletide Cat or as it is known in Iceland as Jola Kottur.
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