In Europe and other places around the world, the Pagan Wild Beast, Krampus arrives tonight!
In German Krampusnacht translates in English as (Krampus Night) which happens annually on December fifth and the "ferocious beast" will be out accompany old Saint Nick to punish the wicked where St. Nick will reward the good folks.
Krampus is much like a Chimera, (half goat, half daemon.) Krampus originated in pre-Christian Alpine folklore which evolved from Kobolds (elves.)
The word Krampus originates from the Old High German word for claw (Krampen)
Krampus knows if you've been good or bad so you better Watch Out!
Source and Reference:
Leclouteux Claude, Encyclopedia of Norse and Germanic Folklore, Mythology and Magic © 2005~2016 ISBN 9781620554807
Photos of Krampus in public domain