Who Was the Real Santa Claus?

Who Was the Real Santa Claus?
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We always think of Santa Claus as an incredibly old man—positively ancient—but the fact is, he's exactly 150-years-old, born in 1863. Indeed, we might be thinking of Santa's predecessor St. Nicholas, who is far older, believed to have been a Turkish Greek bishop in the 300s. But the first European winter gift-bringer is even more of a geezer, going back to ancient Germanic paganism and the Norse god Odin.

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