“Good” Cop — “Bad” Cop – Santa and Krampus

SANTA AND KRAMPUS GOOD COP AND BAD COP 

“Good” Cop — “Bad” Cop
Santa and Krampus

“‘Krampus’ and ‘St. Nikolaus’ play an ancient game
of ‘good cop’ – ‘bad cop’ – with the ‘Krampus’ aiming
to punish your wrongdoings and ‘St. Nikolaus’ making
amends the day after.”
-The Austrian Restaurant
Conwy Old Road; Dwygyfylchi; Conwy
Judith and Fredi Pigler

“That the terms “Santa” and “Satan”
equal each other by exchanging only one letter
suggests that they are closely related
as it happens often with great antagonists.”
-Santa´s Origin;
CONSIDERATION OF THE ORIGIN
OF SANTA CLAUS
RKDN; Real Knowledge Data Network

“In folk-lore from that part of Austria,
a demon called Krampus is supposed to
go around with Santa. ”
-BBC Radio Leicester Thought for the Day
© John Denney 6 December 2002

“He might look like Satan but he is Krampus.
Sometimes seen as Santa’s helper….
He is the bad cop to Santa’s good cop.
Krampus doesn’t fool around.
He’ll beat you, eat you and defeat you.”
– The Grumpy Owl;  An Oz Factory
Thursday, December 08, 2005
“Krampus”

“Who’s Krampus, you ask?
Why, the fur-covered devil
who travels with St. Nick of course.
That’s right, in many Christmas traditions,
Kris Kringle travels around the world with
a villainous demon as a sidekick.”
-Complete Newbie; by Kenneth Marden
The Krampus Who Stole Christmas
Sunday December 11th, 2005

“Enter Krampus or Grampus,
who is a hairy devil with a long tongue,
a tail, and is often in chains
and carrying a switch.
Krampus accompanies Santa Claus
or Saint Nicholas. 
 Santa disperses
justice on good children by rewarding
them with gifts, AND Krampus rewards
the bad people by beating them
with his switch of sharp sticks.”
—  ephemera ;
by Pamela Apkarian-Russell

Krampus is an evil fertility demon
that has a long tail, fur, rattling chain,
birch branch, and big black bag.”
– St. Nicholas Page;
by Christine O’Keeffe

St Nicholas is accompanied
by a fierce Devil.”
– St.Nicholas;
School of the Seasons;
by Waverly Fitzgerald

The Christmas demon is known as
Knecht Rupprecht (Krampus) and Pelznickle,
“Furry Nicholas,” and Ru-Klas,
and “Rough Nicholas.”  From these names,
it is easy to see that he (Krampus)
is looked upon as not merely a companion
to St. Nicholas, but almost another
version of him.”
– (Del Re, Gerard and Patricia.
The Christmas Almanack. New York:
Random House, 2004, pp. 93,94)

“Krampus known and feared
by Austrians today is a version
of an ancient god incorporated
into Christian holidays.”
-Beware of the Christmas Krampus!
Seven Trees – 12/9/08
Whatcom County : Washington : U.S.

“that devil-like Krampus……”
-Winter Holiday Traditions in Salzburg
BGSU’s Programs in Austria
“Krampus and St. Nicholas”

“Krampus is supposedly
a devil like figure,
half man, half goat.
He is one of the companions
of Father Christmas in his
travels – part of European lore.”
-lostnfoundantiques
Lost and Found Antiques
Chocolate mold Krampus –
companion to Santa Claus
by Julia Moed

“Many Christmas postcards
were produced depicting Krampus –
though many have mistaken
him for images of the devil. 

-Metrpolitan Postcard Club of New York City
   in the United States since 1946
“The Golden Age of Postcards”
by Alan Petrulis, Webmaster

“The Krampus is a demon that…terrorizes
bad children and apparently lusts after the ladies.”
-Krampus
Happy Eve of St. Nicholas Day!
by Eric Brightwell; 12/5/08

KRAMPUS CHRISTMAS CARD BEATS CHILDREN

“‘Krampus’ and ‘St. Nikolaus’ play an ancient game
of ‘good cop’ – ‘bad cop’ – with the ‘Krampus’ aiming
to punish your wrongdoings and ‘St. Nikolaus’ making
amends the day after.”
-The Austrian Restaurant
Conwy Old Road; Dwygyfylchi; Conwy
Judith and Fredi Pigler

“The rugged mountain region of central Europe
is similar to the deep forests of Lithuania
or the moorlands of the British Isles where
terrain isolated small communities and remnants
of paganism survived.”
-Who the Hell?
By Alan Petrulis
December 2006

““““““““““
Adopting Vestiges of The Devil

“Pope Gregory…advised Saint Augustine to allow
his converts certain festivals….
as formerly they had
done this in honor of “the devil”
(therefore) St. Augustine
…permitted their usual December celebration under the new name…
From these early pagan…ceremonies are derived many of the
English holiday customs that have survived 
to our day.”
– The Evolution of Christmas; Published in 1909

“In the region of Salzburgland there exist
stories of a hairy demon living in the high
mountain passes, known for dealing out pain
and punishments. It is not known with any
certainty if this is the precedent for Krampus
but it is most likely part of his story.
Like St. Nicholas, to whom Krampus is associated,
they are both Christianized forms of much older
pagan figures of the Solstice season.”
-Who the Hell?
By Alan Petrulis
December 2006

“Pope Gregory…advised Saint Augustine to allow
his converts certain festivals….
as formerly they had
done this in honor of “the devil”
(therefore) St. Augustine
…permitted their usual December celebration under the new name…
From these early pagan…ceremonies are derived many of the
English holiday customs that have survived 
to our day.”
– The Evolution of Christmas; Published in 1909

“Krampus has taken on many vestiges of the Devil.
He is usually portrayed covered with dark hair,
sporting horns, and with one cloven hoof.
He carries a sack or basket on his back
to place small children in. It has been noted
that the Devil carries such a sack in some depictions.”
-Who the Hell?
By Alan Petrulis
December 2006

“Pope Gregory…advised Saint Augustine to allow
his converts certain festivals….
as formerly they had
done this in honor of “the devil”
(therefore) St. Augustine
…permitted their usual December celebration under the new name…
From these early pagan…ceremonies are derived many of the
English holiday customs that have survived 
to our day.”
– The Evolution of Christmas; Published in 1909

“Saint Nicholas Eve is known as Krampus Day in some
parts of Austria. 
Krampus is an evil fertility demon
that has a long tail, fur, rattling chain, birch branch,
and big black bag.”
– St. Nicholas Page; by Christine O’Keeffe

“In Austria a strange and frightening creature, Krampus,
is usually with St. Nicholas. This devil figure, often in
chains, is dressed in fur with a scarey mask and a
long red tongue. Krampus carries a wooden stick or
switches to threaten children who misbehave or do not
know their lessons.”
– Saint Nicholas Center; Discovering the Truth About
Santa Claus

“During the Middle Ages,
the Dutch referred to the Devil
as Black Peter
.  Gradually he
found his way into the Christmas
folklore in Holland.”
– The History of Santa;
Duncan Royale

“In Czech and Slovak traditions,
a shaggy furred devil
with horns, tail, and a long red tongue
comes along with Saint Nicholas.

He has a staff to threaten punishment.”
– Saint Nicholas Center;
Discovering the Truth About Santa Claus

This is because years ago St. Nick’s job was
split – while the jolly old elf delivered the goods,
an evil, goat-horned spirit called the Krampus
brought switches and bad dreams to the boys and
girls of Austria, southern Germany, Switzerland,
and far northern Italy.”
– Santa’s Not-So-Little Helper;
by Clay Risen
4-December-2002
The Morning News

“The old demonic (Krampus),
that rathful Knecht Ruprecht
who had scared children to death
with his evil looks and Rute switch,
was blended with Saint Nicholas…
and today, the Weihnachtsmann
has pretty much taken over the
Christkind role,
even in northern Germany.”
 Saint Nicholas Glossary
Das Nikolaus-Lexikon
An Annotated German-English Glossary

“Pope Gregory…advised Saint Augustine to allow
his converts certain festivals….
as formerly they had
done this in honor of “the devil”
(therefore) St. Augustine
permitted their usual December celebration under
the new name…and From these early pagan…ceremonies
are derived many of the English holiday customs
that have survived to our day.”
– The Evolution of Christmas; Published in 1909

“Ruprecht, Knecht Ruprecht, Krampus;
A demonic figure 
who used
to accompany St. Nicholas

to punish bad children with his Rute (switch);
based on mythical winter figures
going back to pagan times.
Also known as Hans Muff, Krampus,
Nickel, and other names.”
– Saint Nicholas Glossary
Das Nikolaus-Lexikon
An Annotated German-English Glossary

“In Czechoslovakia, St Nicholas
is accompanied by a Devil.”
– St.Nicholas; School of the Seasons;
by Waverly Fitzgerald

“The story of St. Nicholas …. was simply
recycled from those of Pagan gods
.
So you see, the church leaders at that time
are responsible for 
a great fraud upon society,
which has never been corrected to this day,
of both Christ’s birthday and celebration
and that of Santa Claus.”
– Falsehoods of Religion Foisted on a Gullible Society
By Eileen T. Waldron
Saturday, November 29, 2003

“Pope Gregory…advised Saint Augustine to allow
his converts certain festivals….
as formerly they had
done this in honor of “the devil”
(therefore) St. Augustine
permitted their usual December celebration under
the new name…and From these early pagan…ceremonies
are derived many of the English holiday customs
that have survived to our day.”
– The Evolution of Christmas; Published in 1909

” Krampus is an incubus (demon)
who accompanies Santa Claus….
An incubus is a demon in male form
which visits sleepers and lies upon them.
The word comes from the Latin ‘incubo’
which means “to lie on top”.  The Krampus
is not your common or garden night
rapist, however: his brief is to punish
the children who have misbehaved
during the year.”
-Krampus:
The Sinister Sidekick of Santa
Holidays; R.J. Evans
(United Kingdom)
London; 11/30/08

“Krampus is represented
by an incubus demon
accompanying Saint Nicholas. ”
-Wikipedia; The Free Encyclopedia
under article – “Krampus”

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“Another feature of Krampus is his extremely
long tongue. This is part of his sexual nature
that was difficult to overtly display.”
-Who the Hell?
By Alan Petrulis
December 2006

KRAMPUS STEALS GIRL WITH PITCHFORK

Old St. Nick and Krampus

Nick or Old Nick is a well-known
appellation of the Devil.
The name appears to have been
derived from the Dutch Nikkenthe devil,
which again comes from the
Anglo-Saxon nac-an, to slay (or kill)
– for as Wachter says “the devil was
a murderer from the beginning.”
–  Spence, Lewis.- 
An Encyclopedia of Occultism
 New York, Carol Publishing Group Edition,
1996 [ISBN 0-8065-1401-9]

Old Nick  – NOUN,  the devil or satan
– The American Heritage®
Dictionary of the English Language:
Fourth Edition.  2000

“Pope Gregory…advised Saint Augustine
to allow his converts certain festivals….
as formerly they had done this in
honor of “the devil”
(therefore) St. Augustine
permitted their usual December celebration
under the new name…and From these
early pagan…ceremonies are derived
many of the English holiday customs
that have survived to our day.”
– The Evolution of Christmas;
Published in 1909

“There is a devil,
called Percht, Bartl, Krampus,
Knecht Ruprecht, or Rotsohler,
accompanying Santa Claus
in the European Alps.
He shows the pre-Christian origin
of this custom as a daemon trabant…..
We should mention here also another figure:
Ruebezahl, a German mythical,
giant-like person, who is a mixture
of Krampus and Santa.”
– Santa’s Origin ;
by Sepp Rothwangl

“In Slovenia Saint Nikolaus (Miklavž) is accompanied
by a devil
 (parkelj) corresponding to the Austrian
Krampus. ”
-Encyclopedia Britannica
under article – Saint Nicholas

“Krampus is the Christmas ‘Devil’.
Originating in Austrian folklore, Krampus is
a demon 
covered in shaggy hair and donning
curled horns with a long red tongue, and is
A companion of Santa, ”
-Of Epic Proportions:
A Blog on Myth and Mankind
“Krampus – The Christmas Devil”
  Justin Morehead; 12/4/08

“Krampus is variously depicted as horned, shaggy,
bestial, or demonic. In many depictions the Krampus
looks like popular images of the Devil, complete with
red skin, cloven hooves, and short horns.”
-HA31 Art Event – Krampus
Founder, D. A. Sweigart,
fellow artist and web designer

“Ruprecht (Krampus) here plays the part of bogeyman,
a black, hairy, horned, cannibalistic, stick-carrying
nightmare. His role and character are of unmitigated
evil, the ultimate horror that could befall children
who had been remiss in learning their prayers and
doing their lessons. He was hell on earth.”
-(Siefker, Phyllis. Santa Claus, Last of the Wild Men:
The Origins and Evolution of Saint Nicholas.
Jefferson: McFarland & Company, Inc., 1997, p. 155)

“In Sarajevo in Bosnia, Saint Nickolas is assisted
by a small black devil who scares the children.”
-(Renterghem, Tony van.
When Santa Was a Shaman. St. Paul:
Llewellyn Publications, 1995, p. 102)

“Another Christmas demon from lower Austria,
Krampus or Grampus, accompanies St. Nicholas
in December.”
-(Del Re, Gerard and Patricia.
The Christmas Almanack. New York:
Random House, 2004, p. 94)
“In many areas of Germany, Hans Trapp (Krampus)
is the demon who accompanies Christkind on its
gift-giving round.”
-(Del Re, Gerard and Patricia.
The Christmas Almanack. New York:
Random House, 2004, p. 75)

“Pope Gregory…advised Saint Augustine to allow
his converts certain festivals….
as formerly they had
done this in honor of “the devil”
(therefore) St. Augustine
permitted their usual December celebration under
the new name…and From these early pagan…ceremonies
are derived many of the English holiday customs
that have survived to our day.”
– The Evolution of Christmas;
Published in 1909

 

What harmony can there be
between Christ and the Devil
 ? ”
(2Corinthians 6:15)(NLT)-BibleGateway

NONE – WHATSOEVER

“…in the last days…
Instead of loving God,
they will love pleasure.
Even though they will make a show
of being religious,
their religion won’t be real.
(2Timothy 3:1-5)(CEV)-BibleGateway

“God’s Spirit clearly says
that in the last days
many people will turn from their faith.
They will be fooled by evil spirits
and by teachings that come from demons. ”
(1Timothy 4:1)(CEV)-BibleGateway

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