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Where’s the Befana?

Tonight, we’ll take a look at an Italian Christmas tradition. No, not Dominick the Donkey. It’s the Befana, a witch on a broomstick who gives presents to children. Like Santa Claus, she enters a house through a chimney, and leaves … Continue reading

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Oh, Baby, Baby, It’s a Wild Hunt

I was thinking of addressing some Germanic mythology today, and looked at the introduction that the Brothers Grimm wrote for their fairy tale collection for possible inspiration. It turns out that I already discussed several of the mythological figures mentioned … Continue reading

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