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Santa Claus, Last of the Wild Men

The Origins and Evolution of Saint Nicholas, Spanning 50,000 Years

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Published by McFarland & Company .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Folklore,
  • Santa Claus,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Sociology,
  • Folklore & Mythology - Folklore,
  • Nicholas,
  • History,
  • Nicholas,,
  • Saint, Bp. of Myra,
  • Wild men

  • The Physical Object
    FormatLibrary binding
    Number of Pages227
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8138195M
    ISBN 100786402466
    ISBN 109780786402465

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    Santa Claus: see Nicholas, Saint Nicholas, Saint, patron of children and sailors, of Greece, Sicily, and Russia, and of many other places and persons. Little is known of him, but he is traditionally identified as a 4th-century bishop of Myra in Asia Minor. Here we have a Santa Claus staff for those pro Santas out there that want something special to accent their suit and beard. It has hand sculpted holly and victorian patterns adorning the brass surface. I believe I'll make the ring in the center into a wreath. Please note this is a digital sculpture, and will be 3D pri.

    Read elsewhere about what I’ve written on Wildmen and cultural icons, and for an especially thoughtful examination of this topic, devour the wonderful book, Santa Claus, Last of the Wild Men: The Origins and Evolution of Saint Nicholas, Spann Years by Phyllis Siefker. Happy Wildman Yule Days.   “Behind the name Santa Claus actually stands the figure of the pagan Germanic god Thor. Here, then, is the true origin of our “Santa Claus.”-(Weiser, Francis X. Handbook of Christian Feasts and Customs. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., , .


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Frankly, most of the book has nothing whatsoever to do with Santa Claus but dwells upon anecdotal stories of these wild men as the true origin of Santa Claus. Early in the book, the author recounts the traditional stories about Saint Nicholas and his morphing into the /5(17).

Santa Claus is one scary dude. The title of the book really indicates exactly what the book is about. It is the history of the jolly, bearded man, with references to past incarnations of the character - more likely directly related to Black Pete - the servant of St. Nicholas - /5. Frankly, most of the book has nothing whatsoever to do with Santa Claus but dwells upon anecdotal stories of these wild men as the true origin of Santa Claus.

Early in the book, the author recounts the traditional stories about Saint Nicholas and his morphing into the /5(13).

Santa Claus, Last of the Wild Men: The Origins and Evolution of Saint Nicholas, Spann Years: A long title for a short-ish book; one not trapped in the pale of academia, yet lacking in the vibrant writing of a popular creative non-fiction; a book that Santa Claus please your Christian Grandmother, but might get smirked at by the hardcore folkies as well.

Santa Claus, Last of the Wild Men. The Origins and Evolution of Saint Nicholas, Spann Years $ In stock. Much of the modern-day vision of Santa Claus is owed to the Clement Moore poem "The Night Before Christmas." His description of Saint Nicholas personified the "jolly old elf" known to millions of children throughout the world.

However, far from being the offshoot of Saint Nicholas of Turkey, Santa Claus is the last of a long line of what scholars call "Wild Men" who were worshipped in ancient 1/5(1). Get this from a library. Santa Claus, last of the wild men: the origins and evolution of Saint Nicholas, spann years.

[Phyllis Siefker]. In the German version of The Simpsons television show, the family dog is named Knecht Ruprecht rather than Santa's Little Helper. #N#Wikimedia Commons has media related to Knecht Ruprecht. a b c Siefker, Phyllis (). Santa Claus, Last of the Wild Men: The Origins and Evolution of Saint Nicholas, Spann Years.

McFarland. ISBN Buy a cheap copy of Santa Claus, Last of the Wild Men: The book by Phyllis Siefker. Much of the modern-day vision of Santa Claus is owed to the Clement Moore poem The Night Before Christmas. His description of Saint Nicholas personified the Free shipping over $ The companions of Saint Nicholas are a group of closely related figures who accompany Saint Nicholas throughout the territories formerly in the Holy Roman Empire or the countries that it influenced culturally.

These characters act as a foil to the benevolent Christmas gift-bringer, threatening to thrash or abduct disobedient children. Jacob Grimm (Deutsche Mythologie) associated this character.

Santa Claus, Last of the Wild Men: The Origins and Evolution of Saint Nicholas, Spann Years. Much of the modern-day vision of Santa Claus is owed to the Clement Moore poem “The Night Before Christmas.” His description of Saint Nicholas personified the “jolly old elf” known to millions of children throughout the world.

Santa Claus, last of the wild men: the origins and evolution of Saint Nicholas, spann years /. Santa Claus, also known as Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, or simply Santa, is an imaginary figure originating in Western Christian culture who is said to bring gifts to the homes of well-behaved children on the night of Christmas Eve (24 December) or during the early morning hours of Christmas Day (25 December).

The modern Santa Claus grew out of traditions Known for: Delivering gifts to children on Christmas Eve. In traditional festive legend, Santa Claus's reindeer pull a sleigh through the night sky to help Santa Claus deliver gifts to children on Christmas commonly cited names of the eight fictional reindeer are Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder and Blitzen; although Donder is often called Donner.

They are based on those used in the poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas. Re-read: Santa Claus: Last of the Wild Men, Phyllis Siefker I hadn't read this book since I bought it, and I had forgotten the amazing case Siefker makes for her theory.

We all know the story: a selfless man named Nicholas became a bishop, performed various. Free 2-day shipping on qualified orders over $ Buy Santa Claus, Last of the Wild Men: The Origins and Evolution of Saint Nicholas, Spann Years (Paperback) at nd: Phyllis Siefker.

Santa Claus, Mummers, Greene Knight, Wild Man. Discussion in 'Ancient History and Mythology' started by juantoo3, Santa: Last of the Wild Men The Old Weird Albion.

Siefker’s book essentially puts forward the idea that one of the most general tenets of European paganism – the Wild Man, the animal-like man referred to under myriad.

Santa Claus, Last of the Wild Men by Phyllis Siefker,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Santa Claus, Last of the Wild Men: Phyllis Siefker: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience/5(63).

Author Siefker, Phyllis. Title Santa Claus, last of the wild men: the origins and evolution of Saint Nicholas, spann years / Phyllis Siefker. Santa Claus: see Nicholas, SaintNicholas, Saint, patron of children and sailors, of Greece, Sicily, and Russia, and of many other places and persons.

Little is known of him, but he is traditionally identified as a 4th-century bishop of Myra in Asia Minor. Click the link for more information. Santa Claus Kriss Kringle, St. Nick Born in the United. Phyllis Siefker is the author of Santa Claus, Last of the Wild Men ( avg rating, 65 ratings, 9 reviews, published )/5.Santa Claus, Last of the Wild Men: The Origins and Evolution of Saint Nicholas.

Jefferson: McFarland & Company, Inc.,pp. 5,7) The dilemma was solved by transferring the visit of the mysterious man whom the Dutch called Santa Claus from December 5 to Christmas, and by introducing a radical change in the figure itself.

Gerry Bowler received his Ph.D. in History from King's College, London, and presently teaches at the University of Manitoba. He is the author of Santa Claus: A Biography and The World Encyclopedia of Christmas, and the co-author of Europe in the Sixteenth has published works on topics ranging from Renaissance monarchy and Bloody Mary to the Simpsons, the Spice Girls, and /5(13).