Yule Lad DOOR SNIFFER
On the night before December 22nd, Door Sniffer, the eleventh Yule Lad, comes to town.
This Yule Lad has an unusually long and hypersensitive nose. He uses this ability to locate laufabrauð (leaf bread) and other baked good, but leaf bread is his favorite. See video below on how to make it.
Make sure your house is clean tonight. Door Sniffer's acute sense of smell will pick up any bad odors left behind.
Door Sniffer returns home on January 4th.
DOOR SNIFFER - POEM
translation by Hallberg Hallmundsson
Eleventh was Door Sniffer,
a doltish lad and gross.
He never got a cold, yet had
a huge, sensitive nose.
He caught the scent of leaf bread
while leagues away still
and ran toward it weightless
as wind over dale and hill.