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Pictured: The REAL Jack frost... an icicle that bears an uncanny resemblance to the winter elf

Posted on 5:48 PM by Sameer Shah

Judging by his stern features, he looks like a bit of a chilly customer.

With what appears to be a clearly defined nose, eyes and lips, this image frozen on an icicle has led many to claim that it is Jack Frost personified. After all, he’s in his element.

Others say his beard and high forehead are the embodiment of the mythical figure Old Man Winter. Inevitably there are also those who say it is the face of Jesus.



The icicle was found dangling from a home in Lake Stevens, a city of about 40,000 in Washington state in the north-western U.S..

Jack Frost is believed to have originated from Viking mythology, and was known as Jokul Frosti, which means ‘icicle frost’. An elf-like creature, he possess an artistic streak.

Legend has it that Frost changes the colour of autumn leaves on trees. But it is in winter that his talent really shines and the intricate engraving of frost and ice on windows is his real masterwork.

His myth later became part of British folklore and Jack Frost has come to personify crisp, cold, winter weather.

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