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candlethe thirteenth of december is the day of lucia, the harbinger of light, with a crown of candles in her hair and blood red silk tied around her waist.

and in the long, dark night that comes before, wicked things come out to play. some say it’s oden and his einhärjar, riding across the freezing sky. more often, since every holiday has been appropriated by the church, it’s lucifer and his cohort. lucifer followed by lucia. darkness followed by the promise of light.

lux. darkness containing the seed of light?

ingen dager synes än – fast än ni tänken så

det är den klara stjärnan som för dagen plägar gå