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You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen. But do you recall Saint Nicholas of Myra, the man behind Santa Claus? The jolly old elf of Christmastime lore is an embellishment on the historical persona of a Christian pastor from the 4th century. People adapted his legacy to suit their cultural needs, altering his attributes as they went along. As a result, the man behind the holiday fable is shrouded in myths and misconceptions.

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 A man dressed as Santa Claus entertains children. (John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images)

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/five-myths/five-myths-about-saint-nicholas/2017/12/21/1cad751e-df89-11e7-bbd0-9dfb2e37492a_story.html?utm_term=.3e3fbd58ef8f

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