Although I've read that the Julbock is a representation of Thor--I remember coming across Thor's goats a few years back during my research. "The Julbock story is related to Thor's goat-pulled chariot. The goats were named Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjostr. He'd ride them, slaughter them, then resurrect them" (Book of Mirrors). I still want to do more research, find some more lore and stories, so it's more of a shared story, instead of just ours. Less UPG, more SPG. Maybe it'll be Thor, instead of Odin to bring the gift bearing Julbock? Or maybe just some friendly gnomes/elves leading him? We'll hammer out the details later. I'm sure hubby would want to it be more accurate, since it's his pantheon.
Anyway, so a key for Odin/Thor/Gnome/Elf and a bag of Goat Treats. Every year, along with hanging the key outside, we can fill up the bag with magical treats for the Julbock. I like it. Gotta get cracking on making our key and snack bag now!
Julbocken by John Bauer
John Bauer, 1912
A Nordic Yule (poem <3)