Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Christmas season who had misbehaved. Krampus is said to capture particularly naughty children in his sack and carry them away to his lair.
Digital drawing by Jake Powning of the Krampus, an alpine European Yule tradition. Krampus is the goat horned Christmas devil who deals with the naughty ones. There are Icelandic hexrunes falling as snow, and he has a special bearded sporan.