Check out the TB2K CHATROOM, open 24/7               Configuring Your Preferences for OPTIMAL Viewing
  To access our Email server, CLICK HERE

  If you are unfamiliar with the Guidelines for Posting on TB2K please read them.      ** LINKS PAGE **



*** Help Support TB2K ***
via mail, at TB2K Fund, P.O. Box 24, Coupland, TX, 78615
or


SOFT NEWS Who is Krampus? Explaining the horrific Christmas beast The mythical Krampus is meant to whip children
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Sandhills North Carolina
    Posts
    34,500

    Who is Krampus? Explaining the horrific Christmas beast The mythical Krampus is meant to whip children

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...s-santa-devil/

    Who is Krampus? Explaining the horrific Christmas beast

    The mythical Krampus is meant to whip children into being nice.

    December 5, 2018
    When listening to the radio in December, it's unlikely to hear holiday songs singing the praises of Krampus: a half-goat, half-demon, horrific beast who literally beats people into being nice and not naughty.

    Krampus isn't exactly the stuff of dreams: Bearing horns, dark hair, fangs, and a long tongue, the anti-St. Nicholas comes with a chain and bells that he lashes about, along with a bundle of birch sticks meant to swat naughty children. He then hauls the bad kids down to the underworld.

    You better watch out . . .


    In Catholicism, St. Nicholas is the patron saint of children. His saints day falls in early December, which helped strengthen his association with the Yuletide season. Many European cultures not only welcomed the kindly man as a figure of generosity and benevolence to reward the good, but they also feared his menacing counterparts who punished the bad. Parts of Germany and Austria dread the beastly Krampus, while other Germanic regions have Belsnickle and Knecht Ruprecht, black-bearded men who carry switches to beat children. France has Hans Trapp and Père Fouettard. (Some of these helpers, such as Zwarte Piet in The Netherlands have attracted recent controversy.)

    Krampus's name is derived from the German word krampen, meaning claw, and is said to be the son of Hel in Norse mythology. The legendary beast also shares characteristics with other scary, demonic creatures in Greek mythology, including satyrs and fauns.

    The legend is part of a centuries-old Christmas tradition in Germany, where Christmas celebrations begin in early December. Krampus was created as a counterpart to kindly St. Nicholas, who rewarded children with sweets. Krampus, in contrast, would swat "wicked" children, stuff them in a sack, and take them away to his lair.

    According to folklore, Krampus purportedly shows up in towns the night of December 5, known as Krampusnacht, or Krampus Night. The next day, December 6, is Nikolaustag, or St. Nicholas Day, when children look outside their door to see if the shoe or boot they'd left out the night before contains either presents (a reward for good behavior) or a rod (bad behavior). (For more on the history of St. Nicholas, see From St. Nicholas to Santa Claus.)

    A more modern take on the tradition in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, and the Czech Republic involves drunken men dressed as devils, who take over the streets for a Krampuslauf—a Krampus Run of sorts, when people are chased through the streets by the "devils."

    Participants dressed as the Krampus creature walk the streets in search of delinquent children on November 30, 2013 in Austria.
    Merry—or not-so-merry—Krampus! This beast with Germanic roots is


    PHOTOGRAPH BY SEAN GALLUP/GETTY IMAGES


    Why scare children with a demonic, pagan monster? Maybe it's a way for humans to get in touch with their animalistic side. Such impulses may be about assuming "a dual personality," according to António Carneiro, who spoke to National Geographic magazine about revitalized pagan traditions. The person dressed as the beast "becomes mysterious," he said.

    Krampus is coming to town


    Krampus's frightening presence was suppressed for many years—the Catholic Church forbade the raucous celebrations, and fascists in World War II Europe found Krampus despicable because it was considered a creation of the Social Democrats.

    But Krampus has been having a resurgance over the past few years, thanks partly to a "bah, humbug" attitude in pop culture, with people searching for ways to celebrate the yuletide season in non-traditional ways. In the United States, people are embracing the dark side of Christmas with Krampus movies, special "Krampus" television episodes. They're throwing Krampus parties, attending local Krampusnachts (in cities like Washington, D.C. and New Orleans), and running in Krampus-themed races. (Read "How Krampus, the Christmas ‘Devil,’ Became Cool.")

    For its part, Austria is attempting to commercialize the harsh persona of Krampus by selling chocolates, figurines, and collectible horns. There are already complaints that Krampus is becoming too commercialized and losing his edge because of his newfound popularity.

    This story was originally published in 2013 and has been updated.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Sandhills North Carolina
    Posts
    34,500
    Www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSKfdaCIuBM

    <5min



    Published on Dec 24, 2014
    A centuries-old Christmas tradition called the Krampus Run returns to Bavaria where monsters roam the streets in search of bad children.

    Produced by: Erik Olsen

    Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1wBLlMW

  3. #3
    Never heard of Krampus until a few years ago. This year it seems like I've seen Krampus related stuff multiple times a day this year.
    No taccoos

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Happy on the mountain
    Posts
    63,529
    And American kids are intimidated by the Elf on the Shelf -
    The wonder of our time isn’t how angry we are at politics and politicians; it’s how little we’ve done about it. - Fran Porretto
    -http://bastionofliberty.blogspot.com/2016/10/a-wholly-rational-hatred.html

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Jefferson
    Posts
    7,116
    Quote Originally Posted by Dozdoats View Post
    And American kids are intimidated by the Elf on the Shelf -
    Well this should scare them straight over the edge!!
    We have done so much, with so little, for so long....We can now do anything, with nothing, forever.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Central Texas
    Posts
    1,051
    A little Euro metal, lol (video 3:10)

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MhLDxRQyhnE
    "..In God We Trust is an American Pun.." D.C. Talk

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    12,048
    Quote Originally Posted by NC Susan View Post
    [url]
    Published on Dec 24, 2014
    A centuries-old Christmas tradition called the Krampus Run returns to Bavaria where monsters roam the streets in search of bad children.

    Trust my Bavarian ancestors to walk on the weird side.
    "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." George Orwell

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    West Virginia
    Posts
    36,017
    Krampus is the shadow of Saint Nicholas.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    South of Valhalla
    Posts
    21,313
    Do you see any misbehaving children?

    ( 2:54 ) Flula Borg: Christmas Is A Fear-Based Holiday In Germany

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiKclsiqXMw
    Deo adjuvante non timendum - With God Helping, Nothing is to be Feared
    "You are like a pit-bull..." - Dennis Olson
    "No man knows but that the last backward glance over his shoulder may be his last look, forever." - Ernie Pyle Born: 1900 KIA: 1945 Shima, Okinawa

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    W. Georgia
    Posts
    6,396
    I had a German neighbor tell me about her Christmas experience of Krampus. It came to the door and took their mother scared the holy krap out of all of them.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Last place I want to be when TSHTF
    Posts
    1,337
    It looks like it bleeds, to me.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Behind Enemy Lines
    Posts
    156,348
    Quote Originally Posted by Anti-Liberal View Post
    It looks like it bleeds, to me.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNr0WXQ3Ho4

    12 secs

  13. #13
    satan and his demons go by many names.
    Veiled in flesh, the Godhead see; hail the incarnate Deity. Pleased as man with men to dwell, Jesus our Emmanuel. — CHARLES WESLEY

    For every prophecy on the first coming of Christ, there are eight on Christ’s second coming. — PAUL LEE TAN

  14. #14

    Quote Originally Posted by Dozdoats View Post

    And American kids are intimidated by the Elf on the Shelf -


    "I'm concerned about my elf on the shelf. He's all alone when I'm out shopping. This
    Krampus looks like a creep. Why's Krampus so angry and mean? Could it be cramps
    from constipation? A diet of solid meat and fats can cause blockage in the intestines.
    Maybe a doctor could help Krampus. Is that covered by Obamacare? I better check
    on little Smeggy, maybe put some garlic on the shelf. Or is that just for vampires?"


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts


NOTICE: Timebomb2000 is an Internet forum for discussion of world events and personal disaster preparation. Membership is by request only. The opinions posted do not necessarily represent those of TB2K Incorporated (the owner of this website), the staff or site host. Responsibility for the content of all posts rests solely with the Member making them. Neither TB2K Inc, the Staff nor the site host shall be liable for any content.

All original member content posted on this forum becomes the property of TB2K Inc. for archival and display purposes on the Timebomb2000 website venue. Said content may be removed or edited at staff discretion. The original authors retain all rights to their material outside of the Timebomb2000.com website venue. Publication of any original material from Timebomb2000.com on other websites or venues without permission from TB2K Inc. or the original author is expressly forbidden.



"Timebomb2000", "TB2K" and "Watching the World Tick Away" are Service Mark℠ TB2K, Inc. All Rights Reserved.