Perchta is known all around the German speaking world and neighboring areas. She is sometimes seen as a beautiful lady in white, and sometimes seen as a hideous monster. Perchta also goes by many names. As Holle she is also known as Holda, Hulda. Perchta is sometimes called Berchta, Bertha, and many other variants.
Festive Druid Greeting Card - ** This is the last of these we can get this season **Goblet raised on high, the old Holly King celebrates the end of his reign as winter reaches its turning point. Card measures 6 3/4" by 4 3/4"
The Celtic celebration of the winter solstice was called the Alban Arthuan, one of four celebrations that marked the solstice and equinox positions of the sun. Alban Arthuan was a festival of peace and a celebration of waxing solar light. Many honored the forthcoming Sun child by burning an oaken Yule log, and honored the Goddess in her many Mother aspects. The Father God was honored in various forms: as Santa Claus, the Old Sky God, Father Time, and the Holly King.
Snow Queen - In the glow of the Aurora Borealis, her hair adorned with snowflakes and ivy, she glances over her shoulder to gaze at the wintry world unfolding. As her cloak of snow flakes billows out behind her the magic of the season is revealed. Arctic creatures revel in their world of white and a sleigh dashes past on an adventure in this winter wonderland. Down below a mischievous boy pitches a snowball towards a group of singers heralding in the joy of the yuletide season