The Legend of the Yule Cat

The legend of the Yule Cat is a Christmas story that is celebrated and told to Icelandic children even today. Every year a large Christmas cat is erected in the Laekjartorg square in Reykjavik.   Based on Icelandic folklore, the poem, The Christmas Cat, written by the poet Jóhannes úr Kötlum (1899-1972), describes a gigantic […]

How the Willows Came to be Called Pussy Willows

From The Sacred Heart Review, Volume 15, Number 15, 11 April 1896 The legend of cats and pussy willows.  There was once a great city in Asia which was built so long ago that even the name of the city and of its people has been forgotten and everything else about it except one little […]

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