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Bowl Licker breaks into National Museum

The sixth of the 13 yule lad brothers, Bowl Licker, got into trouble last night as he tried to lick ancient bowls on display at the National Museum in Reykjavík.

“I just wanted to find old-fashioned wooden bowls,” Bowl Licker says apologetically in an interview with after last night’s ordeal.

As Bowl Licker is not in favor of modern glass or plastic bowls, he hunted for the type of wooden bowls he used to lick in his younger days, after finishing the distribution of presents last night. Jú reports.

Bowl Licker finally managed to locate three wooden bowls inside a glass case at the National Museum. As soon as he forced the case open the alarm went off, and he hurried out, startled by the noise.

Bowl Licker used to hide underneath beds in turf houses, waiting for wooden bowls with dinner leftovers to be put on the floor for cats and dogs, fighting the animals for the bowls, as described in Jólasveinarnir.

“Once I got stuck and a housewife discovered me under her bed. She yelled at me so much that I considered giving up stealing,” Bowl Licker tells

Bowl Licker is not exactly a pretty boy; he doesn’t care much about his appearance. He is also very clumsy and gets into trouble all the time.

Photo by Birkir Fanndal. Courtesy of Snow Magic.

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