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Krampus

Added Thu, 16/01/2020
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Mention of Krampus are still in the pre-Christian Germanic folklore. According to some characteristics it exhibits affinity with the satyrs of Greek mythology.

This legendary figure from the folklore of Alpine region, the satellite and at the same time the antithesis of St. Nicholas. The sight of this creature and its name vary from place to place. As a rule, in the Alpine region the Krampus is depicted as a horned and hairy beast monster demon appearance: he is covered in fur, usually brown or black, he has goat's horns and cloven hooves. From the mouth out a long pointed tongue, often carries a chain or a bundle of birch rods, which he lashes children.

On the night of 5 December 6, Krampus accompanies St. Nicholas, punishing naughty children and scaring them, thereby it acts in opposition to SV. Nicholas, who gives gifts to good children. It is believed that when the Krampus finds naughty child, he puts him under the pillow charcoal or puts it in his sack and carries the frightened child into the cave, presumably to eat for Christmas dinner.

Traditionally, men dress up in the outfit Krampus during the first week of December, and especially in the night of 5 to 6 December and roam the streets frightening children with chains and bells.

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