Nisser

Nisser

Location: Scandinavian Countries

These beings are actually still very important in the modern society. In the Scandinavian Christmas tradition, there is no Santa in the shape of a fat, bearded guy who lives at the North Pole. Instead, they each have their own Nisse, living in the barn, that is to say, if you are a farmer, or living in the countryside, who is like a guardian for the household.

These creatures are typical pranksters, but can easily be befriended, and around Christmas they have the same function as Santa in Western traditions.

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