150123-140, vinter i Västerås, Slottsgatan, Stadshustornet

150123-140, vinter i Västerås, Slottsgatan, Stadshustornet

Julbock, a giant Christmas goat at the Gävle town market, Sweden. The Yule Goat is one of the oldest Scandinavian and Northern European Yule and Christmas symbols and traditions.

The Yule Goat is one of the oldest Scandinavian and Northern European Yule and Christmas symbol. Its origins might go as far back as to pre-Christian days, when goats where connected to the god Thor, who rode the sky in a wagon drawn by a pair of goats.

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