Beautiful Legend Of La Befana – Witch Who Delivers Gifts To Children In Italy On Epiphany – Twelve Days After Christmas | Ancient Pages

 

Witches usually get a bad rap but La Befana, is a special lady. I LOVE the magical pagan elements of this legend. Enjoy. ❤

Share this: Ellen Lloyd – AncientPages.com – In most countries children await the arrival of St. Nicolaus or Santa Claus who will bring them gifts. In Italy children eagerly count the days to the coming of La Befana on Epiphany, the Twelfth Night of Christmas. La Befana is a good broomstick-riding witch who delivers gifts to […]

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26 Comments on “Beautiful Legend Of La Befana – Witch Who Delivers Gifts To Children In Italy On Epiphany – Twelve Days After Christmas | Ancient Pages

  1. Aw what a bittersweet legend. I like it very much. I really enjoy reading stories about Christmas that are from different cultures. Thanks for sharing. ❤

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  2. Tomie dePaola did a series of children’s books about a character he named, Strega Nona. She’s a grandmother witch. Perhaps he based her on this tale. My girls enjoyed his books.

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    • I had never heard of La Befana. Baba Yaga, I had heard of. It’s cute how they worked her into the Christian Christmas story. I love these legends that tried to explain holidays. ❤

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    • I love myths. They explain so much about our culture and how the ancients perceived the world. This was a new myth for me also. She is quite charming. Marina Costa said, “She brings also handsome husbands to unmarried girls if they pray to her…” ❤

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