The Legend that is ME
Hi boys and girls.
I was talking with Juggles the other day about adding fresh content here on my website.
I've mentioned my Elf Juggles recently, right, she’s my Director of Public Relations. Anyways, she mentioned that it may be helpful if we shared some information regarding Santa Lore, You know, the myth and legend surrounding ME.
You know who I am, right? Santa Claus — otherwise known as Saint Nicholas or Kris Kringle — there's a long history steeped in Christmas myth and legend regarding my story.
Sometimes I even have difficulty myself discerning fact from fiction.
Today, I'm mostly known of as the jolly man in red who brings toys to good girls and boys on Christmas Eve.
But, did you know that my story stretches all the way back to the 3rd century, when my grand father a hundred times removed, Saint Nicholas walked the earth and eventually became known as the patron saint of children.
You can find out more about my history, from the earliest origins to the shopping mall Santas of today, and discover how two New Yorkers – Clement Moore and Thomas Nast – were major influences on how modern folk view me to this very day has spread throughout the history books and even the internet.
Actually, though my story has continued to grow over the the past several hundreds of years, but my origin story can be traced back to a bishop and Saint named Nicholas.
Nicholas was born around 280 A.D. in Patara, near Myra in modern-day Turkey.
Nicholas was actually my Great-grandfather a hundred times removed, and much admired for his love of God and kindness. Nicholas became the subject of many stories and legends. It is said that he gave away all of his inherited wealth and traveled the countryside helping the poor and sick.