Sunday, December 20, 2020

In The Shadow Of The Krampus

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Slightly terrifying, right? Not the sort of crowd you want to run into alone, in an empty field, with the sounds of chanting coming from the woods yonder. But don’t worry, they only come out at Christmastime to haunt the innocent souls of children. You see, while the rest of us are celebrating the most magical time of year with red-nosed reindeers and tinsel-covered everything, in most Austrian Alpine towns, it’s tradition for the men to dress up as Krampus, a horned figure described as “half-goat, half-demon”. Ancient folklore warns of the horned beast who punishes naughty children and squabbling families who lose their festive spirit.

Okay, this one isn't even trying.

1 comment:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

A lot of work went into those costumes! Love the bells.