YUP! That’s why! 

In Austro-Bavarian Alpine folklore, Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure who, during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards the well-behaved with gifts.


6 thoughts on “Krampus

  1. Gotta smile, with irony….

    Frankly, both approaches to Christmas are flawed from the start…. As one pretty smart fella once said,

    “If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.” — Albert Einstein

    I think we should try LIFE without religions for a while; I’d wager serious money (if it really existed in Reality) Humankind would REALLY make some progress toward what could actually be called a “civilization” without feeling like one is telling a stupid lie….


    Nice post, though; I love the picture….and, as always, your ability to come up with odd pieces of cultural history…. It’s way cool….

    gigoid, the dubious


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