Is Santa really St. Nicholas?
Well, maybe – or maybe not. Santa doesn’t hail from any religion at all! Santa was made out of a combination of many different figures who tried to show kindness, wisdom, and build community strength. Some of these are Odin, Thor, Le Befana, Artemis, as well as Hagios Nikolaos – who became Saint Nicholas. But the next time you hear Santa Claus referred to as St. Nick, realize that they were NOT one and the same
You can learn more about how a bunch of different people and characters morphed into our understanding of Santa Claus in the book Re-Imagine Santa, which you can find on Amazon or at ORDER HERE at https://santalove.org/?page_id=547
Hagios had an interesting story that you can also learn more about here. https://www.timesofisrael.com/archaeologists-uncover…/