Apologies for the pun, but today I want to talk to you about Yule, or rather more specifically the traditions surrounding the Yule log.
Did you know that the Yule log was once associated with the Norse god Thor, who had a mysterious connection to oak trees, or that in the counties of Devon and Somerset, in the UK, it was known as the Great Ashen Faggot?
No? Well there's lots more where that came from in Christmas Miscellany out soon from Skyhorse Publishing.
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