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1900s drawin o Saunt Nicholas an Krampus veesitin a bairn

In Central European fowklair, Krampus is a hornit anthropomorphic feegur descrived as "hauf-gait, hauf-deevilock",[1] thit, durin Yuiltime, puinishes bairns thit'v bin bad. This is awfie sindry than Saunt Nicholas, thit rewairds the guid bairns wi gifts. Krampus is yin o the companions o Saunt Nicholas in some places includin Austrick, Bavarie, Croatie, Czechie, Hungary, Northren Italy includin Sooth Tyrol an Trentino, an Slovenie.[2] Fowk arenae certaint whaur the feegur cam fae; some fowklairists an anthropologists hae jaloused thit hit haes pre-Christian oreegins.

In tradeetional parauds an in sic events as the Krampuslauf (Scots: Krampus rin), young men dresst as Krampus tak pairt. Sic events happen ivery year in maist Alpine touns.[3] Krampus is faiturt on haliday cairds cried Krampuskarten.

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  1. Basu, Tanya (5 December 2018). "Who is Krampus?". National Geographic Magazine (in Inglis). Retrieved 15 Juin 2021.
  2. Williams, Victoria (30 November 2016). Celebrating Life Customs around the World: From Baby Showers to Funerals [3 volumes]. ABC-CLIO. ISBN 978-1-4408-3659-6.
  3. Crimmins, Peter (15 December 2011). "Horror For The Holidays: Meet The Anti-Santa" (in Inglis). NPR. Retrieved 12 December 2020.