Ethop is a far away land of dark forests and wild jungles. It is populated by such creatures as pythons, panthers, and deadly spiders.
The Awgwas once kidnapped Santa Claus and left him in the forest of Ethop. Claus signaled his friends the Knooks who came to his rescue and transported him back home to the Laughing Valley. (The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus)