“Tomtar, or tomte (Swedish for gnomes), require very little from the humans they work for, demanding only their respect and trust, and a bowl of porridge on Christmas eve, which they consider their due. The porridge MUST have butter… or else.”
“Legends of the Tomtar,” Skandium Journal. Illus. by John Bauer, “Woman Leaving Porridge for the Tomtar,” 1908.
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