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Skyrgámur – The eight Yule Lad to come to town

skyrgamurTonight, Skyrgámur (Skyr Gobbler), the eight of the thirteen Icelandic Yule lads, will come to town! Have you been naughty or nice? Will you get candy or a potato?

For the uninitiated, skyr (pron. skeer) is a delicious dairy product, halfway between cheese and yoghurt. It’s fat-free and high in protein. That should explain both Skyrgámur’s size (he’s said to be the size of a bull) and his habit of eating other people’s skyr.

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

Illustration by Elín Elísabet Einarsdóttir

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