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Catalan legends and mythology 8/?

El Pare de la Neu (“the Father of Snow”) is the one who makes it snow. In the Garrotxa area, it is said that every February he throws a huge party where he invites a lot of mythological creatures from both sides of the Pyrenees, and they dance and eat a banquet that consists mainly of geese. During the previous months, his servants take out the feathers of the many geese they will eat, and when these feathers fall to the floor they become the snow.

“I’d give all wealth that years have piled,

The slow result of Life’s decay,

 To be once more a little child

For one bright summer-day”.

Solitude (1853), Lewis Carroll

Usangi Primary School, Pare Mountains, Tanzania.