- Biblical (culture)
- Undead (attribute)
- Friendly (behaviour)
An old grandmother in Italian mythology who closed the door on the magi, the wise men who were travelling to Bethlehem. She was too busy with housework but decided to follow the wise men. It is said that every twelfth night, she prepares a welcome for them. Because of her regrets of not giving baby Jesus a gift, she leaves presents in the shoes of children.
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