Krampus is a mythical creature recognized in Alpine countries. According to legend, Krampus accompanies Saint Nicholas during the Christmas season, warning and punishing bad children, in contrast to St. Nicholas, who gives gifts to good children. When the Krampus finds a particularly naughty child, it stuffs the child in its sack and carries the frightened child away to its lair, presumably to devour for its Christmas dinner.  One hoof foot, one claw foot!

Krampus is a mythical creature recognized in Alpine countries. According to legend, Krampus accompanies Saint Nicholas during the Christmas season, warning and punishing bad children, in contrast to St. Nicholas, who gives gifts to good children.

Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Yule season who had misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts. Krampus is said to capture particularly naughty children in his sack and carry them away to his lair.

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Krampus A beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Yule season who had misbehaved. He is said to capture particularly naughty children in his sack and carry them to his lair.

The Dark Side of Christmas the Legend of Krampus

The Spooky Vegan: 13 Days of Creepmas: Merry Krampusnacht! (Christmas isn't complete without Krampus!

The Dark Side of Christmas, the Legend of Krampus

Who is Krampus? The legend of Santa's evil sidekick. As seen in the 2013 Grimm Christmas series. You better watch out, you better not cry, the evil Krampus

The Dark Side of Christmas the Legend of Krampus

Who is Krampus? The legend of Santa's evil sidekick. You better watch out, you better not cry, the evil Krampus

A greeting card depicting Saint Nikolaus and Krampus in Austria.

in europe st nick has a helper: black pete or here as "Krampu" a demonic looking character who flogs bad children and puts lumps of coal in their stockings on st nick's day. you'd better be good in germany!

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