Also known as Black Peter, Kneucht Rupecht, Pelzenikel, Hans Mukk, Bartel, Black Pit, Gunphinkel, Stoppklos.
- European (culture)
- Domestic (attribute)
- Friendly and Dangerous (behaviour)
A companion to St. Nicholas. The Krampus is a goat man that carries a black sack, a birch branch and a chain. While St. Nicholas gives gifts, the Krampus punishes bad children and carries those of extreme bad behavior in his sack. Similar to Schiechpercht.
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