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Topic: Truth Behind Legend and Fictions (Santa Claus)
Message: Posted by: Max Hazy (Jan 14, 2017 11:00AM)
I've always been interested in legends and fictions with a some truth behind, such as Dracula, King Arthur, Sherlock Holmes, Chupa-Cabras, etc.

I've always thought Santa Claus was inspired in St. Nicholas (the "truth" behind). With more research, it's probably inspiration from several origins:

https://marcschuster.wordpress.com/tag/krampus/

But the Santa Claus being Odin was new to me, and it's actually the one that makes more sense:

http://infolocata.com/mirovia/irrefutabl......is-odin/

What do you think?

Also, if you could name another example of legend or fiction with some truth behind, I would love to hear that (please don't say Jesus... I don't want to get in polemics).

Max Hazy