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Yule Lad no. 10: Gluggagægir

Updated: Dec 22, 2023

Gluggagægir peeping through a window overlooking a snowy landscape and northern lights in the sky
Gluggagægir peeping in to see if there's something that tickles his fancy

The Icelandic Yule Lads are the sons of the trolls Grýla and Leppalúði. They come down from the mountains, one each of the thirteen nights before Christmas bringing children small treats In the days of yore however, they were anything but nice. Instead of bringing treats, they came to scare peple and steal what was most precious to them, their food.

No. 10, Gluggagægir (Window Peeper) scurries between houses, staying in the shadows as much as he can, dashing between windows, peeping in to see if there is anything there that tickles his fancy. He's more of a thinker than a do-er though and is mostly content with window shopping, well unless his eye catches something he HAS to have. Then he might come back later to try and get his hands on it. Maybe ... well, maybe next year.

The Icelandic Christmas Legends ornaments from Raven Design, featuring the Yule Lads, Grýla, Leppalúði and the Yule Cat are now available in my online shop. Shipping is available to Europe and N-America, if your country is not listed, but you would like to buy the ornaments send me a line at

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