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Everybody knows Santa’s sledge is pulled by reindeer, lives somewhere cold and even the Finns say he lives in Lapland.

In other words, Santa is a Sami. Just look at this and deal with it.

The Sami people are the “Indians” of the North and they belong in the same group as Native Americans and Aboriginals. They live in Lapland, an area that stretches from north Norway over Sweden and Finland to Russia.

I would have liked there to be more characters in the comic, but I don’t have a lot of time to draw today, so this will have to do.

24th December 2010

2 months ago #9156194        

@JWTB That's also why he's wearing red.


16 M
3 months ago #9152892        

@JWTB Look up "tonttu" in google images. They were part of the original Finnish religion even and has stayed in the Finnish culture. Everything had it's own tonttu, sauna for an example.


16 M
3 months ago #9152426        

Santa Claus as we know him is made by the Coca-Cola company. He was inspired by the Dutch saint Sinterklaas (St. Nicholas). It was still celebrated by the Dutch settelers in the USA and thats where Coca Cola made him. And thats how Santa was made. Santa's dad is a Dutch saint, born in Turkey and who lives in Madrid and visits NL in the winter

3 months ago #9144949        

Santa is a lie!!! Only Ded Moroz from Great Ustug!!!!

4 months ago #9135623        

@Hyddan93 Oh. Well, we do have the administrative region, like you said... More ways to make things complicated. Yay!

4 months ago #9134817        



21 M
4 months ago #9132998        

@Bookworm13 yeah maybe it would be easier, on the other hand they're both Lapland from the beginning so...

And we doesn't have an administrative region called lapland like you have, our Lapplands landskap is just traditional it's divided between the Væsterbotten and Norrbotten regions. (län)

4 months ago #9132637        

@Hyddan93 Okay. Thanks for explaining. :) The areas should have different names... That would be a lot easier.


22 M
4 months ago #9132269        

when they said they're from the same group as native americans, did they mean they're actually related? or simply that the lapplanders are native to that area?


21 M
4 months ago #9131075        

@Bookworm13 A bit unclear of me, I meant that when we say "Lappland" we only referr to our part of it. in 99 % of the cases anyway. If someone ever speak oy your lapland we say "Finska Lappland" Finnish Lapland.

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