Shaman: over 10,000 years ago

Shaman in buckskin  with fur vest and antlered headress
There is a belief that shaman leaders and Winter Solstice celebrations of tribes long ago were the roots of future Santas &Christmas traditions. Among his tribal duties at Winter Solstice, a shaman was required to return the sun, (with a bit of magic!); punish the bad & reward the good; and lead celebrations with feasting and gift giving in honour of/or to appease the many pagan gods. Christianity redirected some of these rituals to honour the belief in one God.
Some characters who may be considered descendants of early shamans would be: Germany’s scary ‘Knecht Ruprecht; and‘Pelznickel’; and ‘La Befana’,the beloved Christmas witch of Italian households.

TO ORDER Shaman:

Shaman: 16" (40 cm) - $225
Shaman: 28" (71 cm) - $425 (by order only)

IN AN EMAIL TO: oldeworldsantas@gmail.com
(1) Copy and paste the name, size and price of the Shaman you wish to purchase
(2) Include your complete MAILING ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER and EMAIL ADDRESS

Upon receipt of your order, your total cost including shipping (if applicable), will be calculated and Shirley Ivison (Olde World Santas), will invoice you through .
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Please Note :
1) Sizes are approximate.
2) Please allow 3 - 4 weeks for delivery of your order.
3) Materials may vary slightly depending on availability.
4) 'Faux' fur and 'Faux' leather may be substituted for natural fur and leather if desired.
5) 28" (71 cm) santas are purchased by order only, with a deposit of $100 unless otherwise indicated

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