Happy Krampus Night!

By Nifty Buckles | Nifty Buckles | 6 Dec 2021


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!

3f6bf51893f69b17e0ffa435a9a4d1ca67cf4dfd9d1006988d8c777d7818c96f.png

Source and Reference:

Leclouteux Claude, Encyclopedia of Norse and Germanic Folklore, Mythology and Magic © 2005~2016 ISBN 9781620554807

Photos of Krampus in public domain

 

How do you rate this article?


3

0

Nifty Buckles
Nifty Buckles

☆Nifty Buckles Folk Horror, Fantasy Revival, Fortean Arts & Culture Writer. *Always Listen to your spidey sense Nifty Buckles & Folklore Fun posts Copyright © 2017-2025 All Rights Reserved.


Nifty Buckles
Nifty Buckles

Hi! I'm Nifty Buckles of Folklore Fun Folklore Blogger & Fiction Writer. I enjoy write about Folklore from around the world. Follow me on Mastodon @NiftyBuckles

Send a $0.01 microtip in crypto to the author, and earn yourself as you read!

20% to author / 80% to me.
We pay the tips from our rewards pool.