Here’s a little Christmas cheer for y’all.
Ever heard of Krampus?
On the evening of December 5th, the eve of Saint Nicholas Day, young men in Eastern European countries dress up as Krampus and wander the streets scaring children with clanging chains and rusty bells.
He’s had a big surge in popularity the past few years…….but not really sure why exactly.
Krampus is a large hairy, goat-horned creature from Germanic folklore said to punish bad children during the Christmas season. He is usually cloven-hooved with a long pointed tongue that hangs out of his mouth. Yeah, he looks a lot like Satan. In stark contrast to the benevolent Saint Nicholas who leaves good children presents, Krampus beats naughty kids with birch branches or even a whip. He is sometimes depicted with a basket or sack on his back so he can carry children off for eating, drowning, or just to take to Hell.
Well, on that note……..sweet dreams,
and Merry Krampus.