Krampus riding with a boy on a horse, with his birch, a fruit basket and his chains.


Externally hosted image on Handprints: Drawings Gallery #60


Externally hosted image on Handprints: Drawings Gallery #184
Krampus spanking a child, from American Dad: Season 9, Episode 8 "Minstrel Krampus" (15 Dec. 2013).

Krampus is a mythical creature. In various regions of the world – especially Austria and Hungary – it is believed that Krampus accompanies St. Nicholas during the Christmas season, warning and punishing bad children, in contrast to St. Nicholas, who gives gifts to good children.

The Hungarian spelling of his name is Krampusz. In Slovenia, he is known as Parkelj.


Krampus is usually represented by a dark, furry, incubus-like creature (resembling a demon or devil), with horns, pointy ears, a tail, satyr/goat-like legs with hoofs (or one leg with a foot and one leg with a hoof), and a very long red tongue. His other typical attributes are a chain he is wearing on his wrists, a pannier or bucket, and a birch. The birch is used to punish and/or to threaten naughty children. The pannier is for taking naughty girls and boys away. See the main article Christmas and spanking.


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