Triton said:I wanted to wish my friends on Secret Projects a very happy Saint Nicholas Day.
Another legend tells how a terrible famine struck the island and a malicious butcher lured three little children into his house, where he slaughtered and butchered them, placing their remains in a barrel to cure, planning to sell them off as ham. Saint Nicholas, visiting the region to care for the hungry, not only saw through the butcher's horrific crime but also resurrected the three boys from the barrel by his prayers. Another version of this story, possibly formed around the eleventh century, claims that the butcher's victims were instead three clerks who wished to stay the night. The man murdered them, and was advised by his wife to dispose of them by turning them into meat pies. The Saint saw through this and brought the men back to life.
Orionblamblam said:Yeah and just *try* that "Black Peter" stuff here in the States. You'll have Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson jump on you so fast your head will spin.
the Alternative version is Krampus, but that more a daemonOrionblamblam said:Yeah and just *try* that "Black Peter" stuff here in the States. You'll have Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson jump on you so fast your head will spin.
ah yes, Saint-nicholas sailed from Spain under rainbow to NetherlandsBAROBA said:That is why this years the boat of Saint-Nicholas sailed thru a rainbow.... I kid you not... (Only in The Netherlands )
Michel Van said:that Netherlands was Spain colony...
Netherlands was Spain colony
Emperor Charles who was born in the Southern Netherlands Provinces
martinbayer said:Yep, and that morphing/evolution from the original historical figure is neatly captured and described in the Wikipedia entries...