Sunday, December 20, 2009

Have you been bad or good?



This is a Polish carved wooden Krampus. It was made by a Polish artist.

I love the folklore surrounding Krampus. On December 6Th which is St. Nicolas Day good childern get gingerbread cookies and toys. Krampus tags along with St. Nicholas and takes care of the bad childern. I have read that he beats them with holly or birch branches. He gives out twigs as punishment instead of treats. If you are really bad he carries you off in a basket on his back. I hope all of you have been good this year. If you haven't have fun with Krampus!

Here's the link to this wonderful Krampus.
http://www.polartcenter.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=9700406

7 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh I love this never heard of it before this last year..whoot!!
I have been wickedly good..of course. Hugs to you hon, Sarah

magikalseasons said...

Wickedly good I like that! Maybe kiss from Krampus then! :)

yoborobo said...

I've been a little bad now & then. I think I'd like to meet Krampus! haha! What a great tradition - I like him better than the lump of coal! xox Pam

magikalseasons said...

I think so too Pam much better than coal. :)

Autumnforest said...

No Krampus here, but our last name is Clauss, so I think it's a conflict of interest issue...

Suzie said...

Becca, Pam and I were just talking about him earlier this evening! lol Have you seen the version of him on Wikipedia? It looks like someone's nightmare come to life! I think I'll take the lump of coal, Thankyouverymuch! At least I can use it to keep my hands warm! :-)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krampus

magikalseasons said...

Yes Suzie some versions of Krampus are very scary. I did see some of those. Yesterday I told my 10 year old he was going to get a visit from Krampus. I told him what it was and he said Krampus didn't exsist. Then yeah for ABC world news last night. They had a segment from Austria on him. It showed him going after kids. I loved watching my son's face while he was watching. I'll keep you updated on his behavior!