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Olentzero is depicted as a lovable character, widely attributed to being overweight, having a huge appetite and thirst. He is depicted as a Basque peasant wearing a Basque beret, a farmer's attire with traditional abarketa shoes and smoking a pipe. He brings children gifts, but parents used to tell children if they didn't go to be he would throw a sickle down the chimney and cut their throats.