The Mystery of Krampus

For a long time this, yet to be written, blog has been dwelling my thoughts. Throughout all the years I have been roaming the web to discover vintage spanking arts every now and then I stumble upon Krampus. A German legend about the devil sidekick of the old European Saint Nikolaus (before the 20th century). Krampus is a horned, folklore figure described as “half-goat, half-demon”

Krampus is one of the companions of Saint Nicholas in regions including Austria, Bavaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia and Northern Italy. The origin of the figure is unclear; some folklorists and anthropologists have postulated its pre-Christian origin.

In traditional parades and in such events as the Krampuslauf (English: Krampus run), young men dressed as Krampus participate; such events occur annually in most Alpine towns. Krampus is featured on holiday greeting cards called Krampuskarten.

Europeans have been exchanging greeting cards featuring Krampus since the 1800s. Sometimes introduced with Gruß vom Krampus (Greetings from the Krampus), the cards usually have humorous rhymes and poems. Krampus is often featured looming menacingly over children. He is also shown as having one human foot and one cloven hoof. In some, Krampus has sexual overtones; he is pictured pursuing buxom women.

I collected online versions of these krampuscards, mainly focused on (young) adults and of course (to stay in theme with this blog) with threat or act of spanking.

So I hope you will enjoy this collection. I was unable to track the artist for most of the cards, on some cards you can discover a signature. When going through my archives I noticed I had posted an illustration from Cheri Herouard, that I think is about Krampus as well.
You can see it here.

 

Leave your message

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s