Krampus: European Devil

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Krampus: European Devil

The devil or hell (Krampus) – a legendary figure in the folklore of the alpine region. And the most important European devil.

1. It is a companion and also the antithesis of Nicholas. On the night of 5 to 6 December Krampus accompanies St. Nicholas, punishing the naughty children … (Photo by Johannes Simon):

Krampus: European Devil

2. However, in recent years, the feasibility of this celebration is in question. If an adult it seems funny that many children are severely frightened. In general, this festival now and then trying to ban. (Photo by Johannes Simon):

Krampus: European Devil

3. To represent Krampus made in the alpine region of Austria, southern Bavaria, Hungary, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, some of the northern regions of Italy and Croatia. (Photo by Johannes Simon):

Krampus: European Devil

4. Traditionally, the Krampus costume dress up men in the first week of December, and especially at night with 5 (Krampus Day) on 6 December (Day of St.. Nicholas). They roam the streets, frightening the children with chains and bells. (Photo by Johannes Simon):

Krampus: European Devil

5. In the manufacture of wooden masks devil takes up to 15 hours, and all Krampus costume handmade able to pull 500-600 euros. (Photo by Johannes Simon):

Krampus: European Devil

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Krampus: European Devil

7. The appearance of this creature and its name varies depending on the terrain. Krampus usually depicted as a horned and shaggy brutish monster demonic appearance. (Photo by Johannes Simon):

Krampus: European Devil

8. According to the legend, when the Krampus is a naughty child, he puts it in his bag and takes away the cave, presumably to eat for Christmas dinner. In older versions of legends Krampus abducts children and takes to his creepy castle, and then discharged into the sea. (Photo by Johannes Simon):

Krampus: European Devil

9. Krampus some characteristics similar to the satyrs of Greek mythology. (Photo by Johannes Simon):

Krampus: European Devil

10. Krampus acts in opposition to St. Nicholas, who distributes gifts to good children. (Photo by Johannes Simon):

Krampus: European Devil

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Krampus: European Devil

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Krampus: European Devil

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Krampus: European Devil

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Krampus: European Devil

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Krampus: European Devil

16. This mask? (Photo by Johannes Simon):

Krampus: European Devil

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Krampus: European Devil

18. It looks like Krampus – the most important European devil. (Photo by Johannes Simon):

Krampus: European Devil

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