Krampus-This is my version of Krampus….don’t know who Krampus is, well here is a brief history:
Originating in Germanic folklore as early as the 1600s,
Krampus is believed to be a beastial creature who
accompanies St. Nicholas on his earthly journey.
While St. Nicholas rewards the good children with
gifts and sweets, Krampus dispenses punishment to
the wicked children who have strayed from the path
of good. It is said he takes care of St. Nick’s
“naughty list.” He carries a bundle of birch
switches, to menace children as he travels through town
on a pair of mismatched feet: one cloven hoof, the other
a bear-like claw. Wayward children caught by Krampus are
spanked, whipped and even shackled to be spirited away in
either a basket or barrel to Krampus’ lair. Once there they
receive further punishment until they are repentant.