The unusual and common characteristics
of Santa and Thor - are too close to ignore.
An elderly man, jovial and friendly and of heavy build.
With a long white beard.
His element was the fire and his color red.
Drove a chariot drawn by two white goats, named
Cracker and Gnasher.
He was the Yule-god. (Yule is Christmas time).
He lived in the Northland (North Pole).
He was considered the cheerful and friendly god.
"Ho - Ho - Ho"
He was benevolent to humans.
The fireplace was especially sacred to him.
He came down through the chimney into his element, the fire.source