Thursday, December 11, 2008

Grus vom Krampus und Nikolaus

top "Krampus and Nikolaus pull through the city! Sore that, that did evil!"
bottom "Grus of the Krampus and Nikolaus"

This particular postcard is either from Austria or Germany. I translated it using so if there is someone that knows better, please feel free to inform me.

The artist signature on the bottom right says G. Milan.

This entry shows a more obvious tone that Nikolaus worked together with Krampus rather than the two being enemies. Directing me in my theory about the origin in reverse concerning the Americanization of Krampus that I believe exists here today but we know of it in different manifestations. More to come on this topic in a later entry. Stay tuned.

and be good


  1. I would translate it as

    top: "Krampus and Nikolaus trug through the city! Woe to those who've done evil!"

    bottom: "Greetings from Krampus and Nikolaus"

  2. Thanks, Lorraine. This makes much more sense.