Krampus: Saint Nicholas’ Dark Companion – The Atlantic

December 10th, 2014

One thing that is fascinating about older countries and cultures is their dedication to craft and long-held traditions:

Krampus: Saint Nicholas' Dark Companion - In Focus - The Atlantic

Check out the full gallery and captions (I’d love to see a devil dragging a gasoline barrel down the street):
Krampus: Saint Nicholas' Dark Companion – In Focus – The Atlantic.

Krampus is the much more in-depth counterpart to the holiday traditions experienced in the United States.

Old Saint Nicholas leaves the task of punishing bad children to a hell-bound counterpart The Horned Devil, also known as Krampus and known by many names across the European continent — Knecht Ruprecht, Certa, Perchten, Black Peter, Schmutzli, Pelznickel, Klaubauf, and Krampus.



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