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Pottaskefill – The fifth Icelandic Yule Lad to come to town

jolasveinar-whatson-pottaskefillTonight, Pottaskefill (Pot Licker), the fifth of the thirteen Icelandic Yule lads, will come to town! Have you been naughty or nice? Will you get candy or a potato?

Like Stúfur, this Yule Lad also likes to lick the remains from the inside of the pots, though in contrast to his brother he has no interest for burnt remains. His crimes are simple but thought out, he knocks at the door, and when the inhabitants rush to see who it is, he sneaks to the kitchen and cleans out the pots.

Read about all the Icelandic Yule Lads and their extended family here.

Illustration by Elín Elísabet Einarsdóttir