Advent Calendar 6. Game

Clever Hans

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Nuuttipukki (it is translated as the New Year Buck in some sources), is a horned, goat-like humanoid with an entourage of masked folk and he visits houses during the Saint Knut's Day. It used to be on January 7 but nowadays Saint Knut's Day is celebrated a week later. It is celebrated in Finland.
 

Wompom

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Nuuttipukki is a scary Finnish character that would go from house to house demanding food and drinks.
 

Abydos1

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Nuuttipukki: Celebrated on 13 January in Finland, Sweden and Estonia as Saint Knut's Day (nuutinpäivä) is a tradition has been observed which is somewhat analogous to the modern Santa Claus, where young men dressed as goats would visit houses. Usually the dress was an inverted fur jacket, a leather or birch bark mask, and horns. Unlike Santa Claus, Nuuttipukki was a scary character compared to Krampus. The men dressed as Nuuttipukki wandered from house to house, came in, and typically demanded food from the household and especially leftover alcoholic beverages. Unless Nuuttipukki received a salary from the host, he committed evil deeds.
 

magwai the akeoj

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Nuuttipukki is a goat-like thing, also referred to as Krampus, which is the opposite of Santa Claus. It originated in Sweden and Finland and is part of Saint Knut's Day, which is celebrated on January 13th. Men would dress up like Nuuttipukki, with fur and horns and go to houses demanding food and drink. If Nuuttipukki didn't get want he wanted, he would do evil things.
 

risandiro

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It is the oldest version of Sanca Claus, that originated in Finland. The Nuttipukki (Christmas goat) was believed to be some sort of creature, wearing a mask and goat horns, that in Christmas eve went home by home demanding food and beverage.
 

Paradoxum

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In rural Finland, Knut's Day on January 13 was celebrated until after the war by parades in which a masked Knutsbock (Finnish nuuttipukki), often in a retinue, went from house to house. This figure was wrapped in animal skins, masked beyond recognition, and usually also horned. As a kind of early anti-Santa Claus with pre-Christian, pagan roots, the Knutsbock was above all terrifying; he did not distribute gifts, but cheekily helped himself to everything that was left over from the Christmas feast in the house - not least alcoholic beverages.
 

DingleBerry Bunny

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Finnish for Nutcracker- a figure like the yule goat- a man dressed as a goat and even creepier than Krampus. So ancient and widespread I'm doubtful the original country is really Finland. But, as I can't trace it back further reliably I have to say Finland.
 

Lone Star Ranger

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It originated in Finland. Nuutti is a male name and pukki means billygoat. Nuuttipukki was equivalent to Santa Claus except it was evil spirit who demanded food and alcohol from households.
 

Gringo45

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In Finland, the nuuttipukki were evil spirits who would go door to door demanding gifts and leftovers from the Yule feast.
 

Beefmeister

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oringary from finland, it's an evil character that wears a goat mask that will do certain bad deeds unless paid in food and drinks
 

Johnny Reb

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Nuuttipukki originates in Finland. They were evil spirits visiting households asking for food and alcohol leftovers. If they didn't get anything they would do evil deeds.
 

KamosRZ

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Nuuttipukki is a scary characeter with a goat-like appearance originating in the Nordic counties.
 
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