Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 23rd, 2011
Above, Santa Claus in the wooded forest with holly, German postcard, circa 1900.
Santa as the Green Man. Or is it the Green Man as Santa? Ah, the mystery of the Green Hand revealed?
Santa Claus Family Tree
The ultimate in Wildpeople/Woodwoses genealogy was charted for your consideration last year.
In the end of 2008 issue of Fortean Times, Wildman chronicler and artist Jeffrey Vallance created a unique, intriguing, entertaining graphic, “Santa Claus Family Tree.”
I asked Jeffrey if he would allow me to share his intriguing chart online with the readers of Cryptomundo, and he did. I publish it again.
Wildpeople, forever, I say!
Happy Yule Yetis.
The International Cryptozoology Museum is located at the back of The Green Hand Bookshop, both located at 661 Congress Street, Portland, Maine.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.