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Santa and Krampus by Boatwright Santa and Krampus by Boatwright
Krampus is a mythical creature who accompanies Saint Nicholas in various regions of the world during the Christmas season. The word Krampus originates from the Old High German word for claw (Krampen). In the Alpine regions, Krampus is represented by an incubus demon accompanying Saint Nicholas. Krampus acts as an anti–Saint Nicholas, who, instead of giving gifts to good children, gives warnings and punishments to the bad children. Traditionally, young men dress up as the Krampus in the first two weeks of December, particularly in the evening of December 5, and roam the streets frightening children and women with rusty chains and bells. In some rural areas the tradition also includes birching by Krampus, especially of young females.
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DrKaleidoscope Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
kinky shit
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Horrorcoco Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Would it be ok to share this pic on my Horror page... I of course will credit you :)
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Boatwright Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Sure.
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Horrorcoco Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Thank you :)
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ravage-eject Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
LOVE this!!! I did a similar pic :) You are great man!
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PaperMatt202 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
AWESOME! Also, I'd like to thank ChadRocco for introducing me to the Krampus!

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TheObsessiveBrowser Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
This is good. First I find drawings dealing loosely w / Egyptian mythology on here, then Gilgamesh, now something from Germany, the Netherlands / Northern Europe. Fascinating, as I like folklore.
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Boatwright Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
I love folklore too. DA is great for finding depictions of stuff from all around the world. The best is finding folklore done by someone actually from the country the story comes from.
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TheObsessiveBrowser Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
I took cultural anthropology, I'm still interested in it. I'm 1 / 4th Cherokee, one of my grandfathers wrote a series of articles about the " Trail of Tears " & other history of the American SE & heartland, so I guess it's almost an inherent genetic attraction to such things.
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Cbake Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010   Filmographer
My favorite Krampus was in the Venture Bros. But this one is a close second.
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