Saint Boniface

"As their gods were, so their laws were;

Thor the strong could reave and steal,

So through many a peaceful inlet

tore the Norse man’s eager keel;

But a new law came when Christ came,

and not blameless, as before,

Can we, paying him our lip-tithes,

give our lives And faith to Thor."

James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)

My piece on St. Boniface and Christmas traditions