Spirits of cold

Having just survived several days of deep freeze, my mind is on spirits of ice and cold in various cultures; whether they’re deities, nature spirits or something else.

In the English language, we talk about Jack Frost and Old Man Winter, but as far as I know, there aren’t any actual stories about them (or are there? Does anyone here know any?). In Japanese folklore there are the yuki-onna, who appear as beautiful women who lure people away and freeze them to death. I’m curious about legends from other cultures and what they say about those cultures’ perceptions of cold.

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