What is Krampus the god of? Krampus, in central European popular legend, a half-goat, half-demon monster that punishes misbehaving children at Christmastime. He is the devilish companion of St.
What is the true story of Krampus? Krampus is known for his goat-like horns, cloven feet and for rattling chains — a tradition that may date back to early Christians’ efforts to lock up the devil. It’s thought that Krampus originated from pagan elements and was possibly related to a horned god that was worshiped by witches.
Who is the Christmas Devil? The legend of the Krampus dates back centuries, originating as a German Christmas tradition during the 12th century. Beginning in early December, the children of Germany would begin to hear whispers of a dark haired creature bearing horns and fangs, carrying a bundle of birch sticks used to swat naughty children.
Is Krampus good or evil? He is neither good or evil, as Krampus is a symbol of punishment or retribution. This folklore began in 12th century Germany, but has stretched as far as the United States when immigrants brought stories of a half man, half goat creature stealing bad children so he could devour them in his lair.