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Krampus[1] is beast-like demon who punishes bad children and takes the worst away in his sack as part of his partnership with Sinterklaas.

History

Primary Canon

Like Santa Claus, Sinterklaas leaves presents behind for good children. However, if there were bad children to be punished, Krampus would act on Sinterklaas' behalf. Sometimes, as the stories go, he would even abduct bad children. In reality, Krampus is a Bogeyman believed to be descended from Rodefhiri due to the belief of children in Bogeymen.

Secondary Canon

Ghosts From Our Past

According to pre-Christian pagan myth, Krampus punished naughty children during Christime by swatting them with bundles of birch. The more naughtier children were kidnapped and taken to the underworld to be cooked and eaten.[2]

Classification

Secondary Canon

Ghosts From Our Past

Ghosts From Our Past: Both Literally & Figuratively: The Study of the Paranormal, page 119, lists Krampus as a Class VII.[3]

Appearances

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References

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  2. Shaffer, Andrew (2016). Ghosts From Our Past: Both Literally & Figuratively: The Study of the Paranormal, p. 118-119. Three Rivers Press, New York NY USA, ISBN 9781101906002.Line reads: "This horned, cloven footed demon's origins can be traced back to pre-Christian pagan mythology. Krampus (Figure 8.21) is said tp punish naughty children at Christmastime by swatting them with bundles of birch."
  3. Shaffer, Andrew (2016). Ghosts From Our Past: Both Literally & Figuratively: The Study of the Paranormal, p. 119. Three Rivers Press, New York NY USA, ISBN 9781101906002.Line reads: "Class VII: Krampus."


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