Frau Perchta

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Area(s) Reported: France, Austria, and Germany
Date(s) Reported: Ancient Times to Present

In areas of France, Austria, and Germany, children can expect the yearly visits of Frau Perchta during the Twelve Days of Christmas to leave silver coins in their shoes... or to cut their bellies open and stuff them with straw.

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  • Teutonic Mythology, Vol. I, by Jacob Grimm, translated by James Steven Stallybrass, 1882 London, England. Pgs. 272-282. Online: Click here!
  • "Perchta," article in the Wikipedia website, viewed 11-26-2017. Online: Click here!
  • "Perchtenlufen," article in the Wikipedia website, viewed 12-17-2017. Online: Click here! - Translatetion: Click here!

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