tolkein In his 1926 letter to John, Michael and Christopher Tolkien, Father Christmas wrote that the North Polar Bear ate 'quite a lot of my Christmas chocolates'. He also noted that the reindeer broke loose and were 'tossing presents up in the air'.
one of the classic symbols of alchemy - the green lion devouring the sun. As with most of the striking, and to the modern mind, somewhat 'surreal' images which populate these works, they have a bewildering range of possible meanings. Alchemy and Magik