Before he officially became Santa Claus, aka Saint Nicholas, Nicholas Of Myra, relied on horses to pull his carriage(warm winter areas), or sleigh(cold winter areas) to deliver his gifts to the deserving children of his ever expanding saintly service area. His delivery expansion pushed more into colder winter zones since people were in desperate need of good cheer in those dark gloomy cold times.
At some point common horses weren’t going to do so Santa began experimenting with the enchantment of animals including his horses. A process of transferring a bit of his Angelic powers into the animals to super charge them. Things seemed to be going well until one night in the Finish Lapland’s when his horses were neutralized by the enchantment of his evil twin brother the nefarious Anti-Claus, a powerful Demidemon. The horses became Hell Horses, and went on a rampage that Santa stopped before anyone got hurt. However there was a great deal of property damage. All seemed to be lost during that fateful Christmas Eve when all the sudden a group of curious reindeer surrounded Santa, and he was able to read their thoughts. He realized that these were special reindeer destined to be with him for a long time to come. It’s unknown if some force of good set this up.
So Santa Claus enchanted them to the fullest, and they became fully sentient complete with intelligent speech. It’s unknown if they are linked to human souls, and could therefore be humans in various parallel Universes. Unlike the horses these reindeer could fly. For whatever reason they were best suited to Angelic enchantment, and it was destiny that Santa ran across them.
The nine enchanted reindeer are:
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer