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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.

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.

Krampus is St. Nicholas' evil assistant, who punishes bad kids during the Christmas season.

December Krampus is St. Nicholas' evil assistant, who punishes bad kids during the Christmas season, leaving them a lump of coal or whisking them away if they are bad.

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. This was also kind of inspired by the Norwegian horror movie from 2010 "Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale"— If you haven't yet, watch it this Christmas ;)

Krampus Art Print

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.

Gruß vom Krampus (Greetings from Krampus), the ultimate Yule Card. Krampus is the dark companion of Santa Claus, who punishes the naughty children by swatting them with switches, whips or rusty chains before stuffing them in a bag or basket and taking them to the underworld with him.   Krampus is known by many names including Black Peter, Knecht Ruprecht and Klaubauf among others.

Gruß vom Krampus (Greetings from Krampus), the ultimate Yule Card. Krampus is…

Krampus and St. Nicholas. Note the little boy praying that Krampus doesn't beat him senseless!

“Krampus is a mythical creature recognized in the Alpine countries. According to legend, Krampus accompanies St. Nicholas durning the Christmas season, warning and punishing bad children, in contrast.

Krampus & Santa: Like PB & J. Deets on this card: "Krampus; A demonic figure who used to accompany St. Nicholas to punish bad children with his Rute (switch); based on mythical winter figures going back to pagan times. Also known as Hans Muff, Krampus,Nickel, and other names. In some regions, Ruprecht or Krampus is good - just another Weihnachtsmann." - Saint Nicholas Glossary

St Nicholas is like doddering old Grampa that *only* sees the good in his darling grandkids. Krampus, on the other hand.

Oh sure everybody says they want to keep christmas traditional, but when I dress up like the krampus and put their brats in a sack and beat them with reeds, suddenly I've gone too far...

Oh sure everybody says they want to keep christmas traditional, but when I dress up like the krampus and put their brats in a sack and beat them with reeds, suddenly I've gone too far.

9 Facts About Krampus, St. Nick's Demonic Companion | Mental Floss IMAGE LINK=>ARTICLE; PUBLIC DOMAIN

9 Facts About Krampus, St. Nick's Demonic Companion

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