Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Yule never guess what

Apologies for the pun, but guess what I've been researching today. That's right - Christmas crackers... No, no, no, only joking... Yes, Yule! Or 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 Devon and Somerset it was known as the Great Ashen Faggot?

No? Well there's lots more where that came from in What is Myrrh Anyway?

But as the book's not going to be available for a few months yet, if you've been suffering during the recent unseasonably cold snap, why not curl up in front of your own warming Yule log, right here?

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