Grýla and The Yule Lads: Iceland’s Terrifying Christmas Tradition

13 evil Yule Lads and their hideous, ogre mother descend from the mountains to snack on tiny humans every holiday season.

gryla yule tide lads iceland christmas
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  • Photo Credit: Illustration by Halldór Pétursson
iceland's terrifying christmas tradition
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  • Photo Credit: Hugleikur Dagsson
iceland's creepy christmas tale
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  • Photo Credit: Hugleikur Dagsson