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Yule Lad no. 3: Stúfur

Updated: Dec 18, 2023

Stúfur standing in a rustic kitchen, holding a frying pan behind his back
Stúfur loves to get his hands on a frying pan with leftovers in it

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.

The third Yule Lad is Stúfur (Shortie). He's the smallest of the lot, but he dreams big. Like big frying pans. He'll take any chance he gets to snatch one before it's washed, burnt bits at the edges are his favorites.Teflon is not his friend. So, no need to be in a hurry to wash the frying pan before he comes around on the night of December 14th to leave treats in little shoes. He would definitely appreciate a little treat in return.

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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