Is the Christmas Goblin a Werewolf?

If you first hear the story of the legend of the Christmas Goblin, you probably will think it an interesting story, but would never think twice about it being related to werewolves. Interestingly though, there are some that believe that there is a true link between the two, and that possibly the history of the modern day werewolf and the Christmas Goblin are intertwined…


The Christmas Goblin – or Kallikantzaroi – is a creature from Greek folklore and legend. As legend holds, the goblin is a creature that lives underground. His mission in life is to chop down the “World Tree” which is the Earth’s foundation. If he is able to chop down the tree, then the Earth will collapse, and his mission is accomplished. He spends all year chopping away, attempting to complete his mission. The goblin never quite finishes his mission however, because he abandons his post every year. What happens is from Christmas day through January 6 the goblin is allowed to come to the Earth’s surface. So each year, when December 25 rolls around, the goblin rushes to the surface for the twelve days of Christmas to terrorize people, and in his excitement he forgets completely about his work in chopping down the tree. When the 12 days of Christmas are over, and the goblin is forced back underground, he discovers that the World Tree healed itself, and he must start his work anew.

The Goblin resembles a werewolf!?

While the Christmas Goblins‘ story is interesting, what is far more interesting is what the goblin is described as looking like! The goblin’s description is actually eerily similar to that of a werewolf! It is described as being covered in dark fur, having pointy ears, and a wolf-like face. Besides it’s physical description, what make many people think the goblin and werewolves are somehow linked is that some legends (specifically Romanian legends) cite werewolves as being more prominent around Christmas time.  Read more about werewolves and Christmas.



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27 Responses

  1. Dynomutt says:

    I know that I, personally, would be protecting the World Tree rather than try to destroy it.

  2. WaterfallWolf says:

    Good article very neat facts. I bet there is some truth in the article.

  3. sb99 says:

    Neat story

  4. sb99 says:

    Nice story

  5. spiked wolf says:

    i whould chop down the tree when i get mad (every 10 minutes)

  6. Dynomutt says:

    I dunno, I mean . . . the World Tree seems to be pretty important and something we’d be better off protecting. I think any supposed Garou attempting to destroy something that is the soul of Mother Earth isn’t a true Garou . . .

  7. unknown says:

    The virus go out

  8. hi…. oh wait… you cant talk cause im super fast woot ^_^ lol jk….

  9. Suki says:


  10. unknown says:

    do you not get what i am saying

  11. unknown says:

    the virus got out
    did you not listin to kodysons warning
    you will all die if you dont listin to mine

  12. unknown says:

    kodyson was wrong the virus is a lot worse

  13. hmm… i aint scared of viruses ^_^ viruses only affect living organic beings.

  14. unknown says:

    not anymore

  15. unknown says:

    at means vampires

  16. unknown says:

    i ment (that)

  17. unknown says:

    this virus was ment to kill werewoves(pure blood) but it mutated to a new virus called t-69

  18. Dynomutt says:

    Heh heh 69 😛

  19. @Dynomutt: I think you are right, he shouldn’t be destroying it! I dont think he can help it though 🙁

  20. The Wolfcub Kid says:

    Virus? This story reminds me of the norse myth of the dragon Nidhogg that chews on the roots of Yggdrasil, or the tree of life, after Ratatosk the squirrel delivers insults from the birds to him.

  21. nikita says:

    its tooooooooooooooooooooooooooo wierd

  22. nasawolf37 says:

    the christmas goblin if it is a werewolf what would that mean for the full moon transformations. Maybe it’s just those days we transform.

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