Sunday, December 05, 2010

Merry Krampus!

Krampus 1

Krampus 2

Krampus 3

Krampus 4

Krampus 5

Krampus 6

Krampus 7

It's that time of the year again, for demons to march through European streets and punish those foolish enough to cross ol Saint Nick!

"Traditionally, young men dress up as the Krampus in the first two weeks of December, particularly on the evening of 5 December, and roam the streets frightening children and women with rusty chains and bells. In some rural areas the tradition also includes birching – corporal punishment with a birch rod – by Krampus, especially of young girls. Images of Krampus usually show him with a basket on his back used to carry away bad children and dump them into the pits of Hell." - quote source

Dig through the Monster Brains archive for more Krampus imagery.

1 comment:

Pam Morris said...

great pics!