Here is the most wonderful post about St. Nikolaus!  More information than I ever have seen, amusing and fascinating. He is the Patron Saint not only of Children but also of Girls Who Hope to Marry, Bakers, Vat Makers, Bankers and Thieves… but mostly Sailors!

The website of Waverly Fitzgerald is a treasure trove of arcane information about calendars,  Beltane and mythology lots of it taken from her collaboration with Helen Farias before she passed on.