Mantra Claus (also spelt Mantra Claws) is a being who visits households on every Christmas.
Mantra Claus is a humanoid being with the head of a reindeer. He has glowing red eyes. He wears a business suit with a black tie.
He visits the nastiest households every year on Christmas, who hold feasts to appease him.
He became Lisa's boyfriend.
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- Mantra Claus' name is derived from "mantra" and "Santa Claus". A "mantra" (Sanskrit: मंत्र, mantra) is a repeated word or a phrase used for religious purposes in Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism.
- Reindeer are the animals that pull Santa Claus' sleigh.
- The real world Christmas does not commemorate the death of Jesus Christ, but His birth (even though His actual date of birth is debatable). Christians commemorate His death and resurrection on Good Friday and Easter, which fall on around March or April.
- The date of Christmas was set on December 25 by Catholic authorities to encourage the Romans to convert, and it occurred around the last days of a pagan festival known as Saturnalia. In later times the festival of Dies Natalis Solis Invicti (Festival of the Unconquered Sun) was held on December 25. It also occurs within the days of the Germanic festival of Yule.
- Many of the traditions associated with Christmas are influenced by both Christian (birth of Jesus Christ, Christmas plays, angels, St. Nicholas) and pagan (feasting, lights, trees and decorations, wreaths, Yule logs, carolling, Santa Claus and his reindeer, the name "Yule" itself) customs.
- Like with Mantra Claus, people give things to Santa Claus, but not out of appeasement. They give cookies and milk, instead of garbage, glass, and unfortunate victims. Santa Claus is also hungry, like Mantra Claus, but does not have such a growing appetite. This custom itself has its origins in Germanic religion and culture, in which children leave boots full of hay and carrots for Odin's eight-legged steed, Sleipnir. For their kindness, Odin rewards them by leaving toys and gifts in the boots. This custom continued into modern times through giving cookies and milk to Santa Claus, and carrots for his reindeer.
- Like Odin, Mantra Claus is also ferocious and fearsome (in fact, Odin Himself is the God of battle-frenzy and death, other than being a God of wisdom, healing, and sorcery).
- Santa Claus originated from the pagan Green Man.