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Santa Claus, Last of the Wild Men The Origins and Evolution of Saint Nicholas, Spanning 50,000 Years by Phyllis Siefker

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Published by McFarland & Company .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Customs,
  • History: World,
  • History,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Folklore & Mythology - Folklore,
  • General,
  • History / General,
  • Social History

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages227
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8139772M
ISBN 100786429585
ISBN 109780786429585

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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(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 won’t 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).

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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.