Sunday, November 30, 2008

Helper Krampus

Another originated from the Czechoslovakian part of the world. This one is one of the most confusing that I own. What's interesting is that the Krampus seems to be actually helping St. Nik instead of causing mischief. Which leads me to hypothesize that the elf concept stems from the Krampus origin. Possibly. I am not sure, but after we Americanized Santa he seemed to lose many things in addition to a staff and the yellow robes. I wonder if the Krampus concept was too scary for our sensitive American eyes and we devolved the Krampus character into the elf helpers we know now? Anybody?

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