The Icelandic Yule Cat

icelandic yule christmas cat

10×12″ pen and ink illustration on 110# bristol paper

One of my favorite holiday creatures is the Icelandic Yule Cat. Tradition says that you must be gifted with an article of clothing before Christmas, otherwise a giant, beastly cat that roams the Icelandic wilderness will find you, and eat you. The Yule Cat has come to be a part of the Yule Lad traditions as well.


Illustration and artwork is exclusively copyrighted by Alexandria Noël. All rights reserved.