Also known as Black Peter, Kneucht Rupecht, Pelzenikel, Hans Mukk, Bartel, Black Pit, Gunphinkel, Stoppklos.

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  • European European (culture)
  • Domestic Domestic (attribute)
  • Friendly and Dangerous 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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