Shop More Submit  Join Login

The Journal Portal

Tune into the voice of the community by checking out deviantART's Journal Portal. Join the conversation by browsing, adding faves, and leaving comments, or submit your own Journal to let your voice be heard.

Submit Journal

47,895 Deviants Online

I Believe in Krampus!

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 11:01 AM
Feeling bored with traditional American Christmas traditions? Well then let me introduce you to a wonderful tradition thanks to Austria, Hungary, Germany and all the other Germanic sorts of Countries, Krampus! Its good cop bad cop with this twist of Santa bringing along his good friend Krampus who carries a birch bundle and whips the naughty kinder, while santa gives presents to the gut kinder! if you are especially naughty Krampus (Which is old German for "Claw") will kidnap you and your parents will be free of their ill behaved naughty child.

Of course after reading/researching all of this blessed holiday fun, I instantly thought of Lil Chibi Prussia, and his dear old Vati "Germania" you just KNOW Vati told the story of Krampus to his young ones, and yes you can expect to see a New Holiday Chibi Prussia Diaries soon based on this wonderful old German tradition.

Below are some examples of old postcards of Krampus, if those don't get you in the holiday spirit nothing will ;)





still needing more Krampus here is a link to a Youtube vid of how Krampus would appear on a holiday special

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p1JYv…

:thumb182060348:.: Read the comments :. Stamp by Beti-KotI :heart: my watchers Stamp. by jugga-lizzleI have no pants - Stamp by pizza-eaterSmack Down Stamp by Arkham-InsanityChibi Prussia Stamp by Arkham-Insanity

Krampus Animation

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 7:09 PM
See here a little Krampus animation in honor of it nearly being Christmas Eve
www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR9mVa…

Rene Stamp by dieingcity
Well, Because the New Year is fast approaching, and I will be cleaning up making mochi and pork buns,
and keeping busy -

I wished to announce ahead of time that the club 'Team Rene' (now accepting members)
is hosting a New Years Event fav.me/d4j61s8-
prizes will be given and if no one cares, Rene will have a fit ;D


Christmas Event starting Dec. 25th

For those who may not be aware

Hima papa is planning an Christmas event
which will be found on his main page here
www.geocities.jp/himaruya/
The event has been announced on his blog as well



'losers bench' comics has been finished Loser Bench Stamp by dieingcity

The Original sketches will be sold in book format
at the start of the New Year being as
Releasing them now would mean
they might not arrive in time for Christmas.


Keep watching for This months Chibi FranceChibi France Stamp by dieingcity
Christmas series :santa:
Though I am not sure how busy the new year will be
I will continue with these comic until further notice ;D

Presently I am also doing
Hetalia/Potter a cross over of some of my favorite Beatrix Potter stories into Hetalia characters
Iggy Rabbit-Cover by dieingcity Beilschmidt Bunny by dieingcity


:heart:Thank you again for you kindness and support. :heart:
I Love You Stamp by MissBezz and Merry Christmas by Krissi001 and Happy New Year Stamp by ladieoffical

I hope you will enjoy this last month, and the works you find here.

  • Listening to: air conditioner
  • Reading: medical papers
  • Watching: silent films
  • Playing: Smack Down
  • Eating: pie
  • Drinking: water
Yeeeehaw my lovely deviants,

 today is the day!!! 
It's the 5th of december and in Austria that means:

It's Krampus day!!! :iconfearmeplz:

A few of you already know from my journal entry of last year what that is, but a few don't! For that I decided to explain you the dread of Krampus:

Krampus is a dread of the alpine custom during Christmas season. He accompanies St. Nicholas who gives presents to good and educated children, while Krampus punishes the naughty ones. 
This custom is known in Austria, Hungary, the Czech republic, parts of Italy and Croatia.

During the inquisition the custom of Krampus was a punishable offense, because nobody was allowed to dress as a devil or demon-like creature. But in the high-lying villages which were difficult to reach this custom subsisted. But with adding St. Nicholas the church accepted Krampus, because in this way he's in an inferior position and is controlled by St. Nicholas. This is also a symbol for the victory of the good over the evil.
Today in the time of november and Christmas season many Krampus runs (german: Krampusläufe) are made: Young men dress as Krampus wearing huge ugly wood masks, a goat fur suit, a belt with bells and a rod with which they hit larking teenagers, especially young girls ;-)
This is a vestige of heathenish times: people believed that during winter nights evil demons crawl around outside and cause harm to people. For that the creature of Krampus helps to get rid of those evil spirits. Their ugly masks and the loud ringing bells should make the demons fear and chase them away. The hitting with the rod is for exorcise the evil from the people's body. They say also who gets hitted by Krampus will remain fertile and will have luck in the next year. 

Here's a video for getting a better idea of Krampus runs: m.youtube.com/watch?v=ThSUOWey…

Btw tomorrow I'll visit such a Krampus run together with a few friends who are not familiar with this. We'll have lots of fuuuuuuuunnnnn!!!!! :la: I hope they have fast legs and strong voices for screaming hahahahaha!!!! XD

Alright guys, I hope you were good this year! Otherwise Krampus will get you!! :iconmwahahaplz:

I got sick of seeing merry christmas. so yeah Krampus needs more love. For you americans it's Christmas Eve, Here it's Christmas so you americans need to hurry up and get with the times.

Gosh.

ANyway.
I got this huge art box thingy to put everything in, but turns out because they keep buying me all these paints and shit every year for christmas and my birthday I have so many paints I can't fit them all in the right spots so yeah....
Also lots of pencils....
I got a Wii, and all these games for it. I played Harry potter most of the day running around calling Ron an asshole, and Hermione a bitch, and seamus a stupid brit and Calling Neville sexy cause he's cardigan is the shit.


Anyway. at one point I kept dying because rons fat arse was in my way and I couldn't see anything but where the sun shines from.... D:

I got chocolates too, and a book for painting, and a easel. so pretty good this year.


I played a Dora game my cousin got on the Wii, and in the end I chucked an America and couldn't stand the spanish retard and pestered my 5 year old cousin if she was finished playing it, then she did and thats when I played Harry potter again.
  • Listening to: Mindless Self Indulgence and Other Strange Noises
  • Reading: Hush Hush Series
  • Watching: I'm not sure anymore.
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: Expired Gorrilla Milk
Marry Krampus!

(If you dont get it.... go look up Krampus)
  • Mood: Rage
  • Listening to: ....
  • Reading: ...
  • Watching: ...
  • Playing: REALLING WISHING MY FRIEND WOULD REPLY TO ME
  • Eating: ...
  • Drinking: ...

Have you ever heard of Krampus? You could say he's like Santa Claus's evil twin brother. Krampus is a beast-like being from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Yule season who had misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts. Krampus is said to capture particularly naughty children in his sack and carry them away to his lair.

What does he do with those naughty children? Some say he eats them while others say he only disciplines them and afterwards lets them go.

He is generally depicted as being extra hairy and has long, curved, Goat-like horns, not to mention a long, probably forked tongue like that of a Snake or a Monitor Lizard.

What are your thoughts on Krampus?

Just been touring the sites recently spending time in Vienna, Austria and during the holiday time. There is a tradition held during the happy holidays times (or Christmas 'Weihnachten', to please the Christians) this tradition is also held in Omsk, Russia 'where I am from' this event even scared me when I was a child.

(Wikipedia Information)

Krampuskarten

Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Yule season who had misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts. Krampus is said to capture particularly naughty children in his sack and carry them away to his lair.

Krampus is represented as a beast-like creature, generally demonic in appearance. The creature has roots in Germanic folklore; however, its influence has spread far beyond German borders. Traditionally young men dress up as the Krampus in Austria, southern Bavaria, South Tyrol, northern Friuli, Hungary, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic and Croatia during the first week of December, particularly on the evening of 5 December (the eve of Saint Nicholas day on many church calendars), and roam the streets frightening children with rusty chains and bells. Krampus is featured on holiday greeting cards called Krampuskarten. There are many names for Krampus, as well as many regional variations in portrayal and celebration.

(Back to me)

Now because of some do-gooders out there are trying to ban the tradition 'They should be ashamed of themselves for scaring kids' some would say, they miss the point entirely with the holiday tradition by Krampuskarten teaches children to be well behaved and be good to one another also keeping them from them Hell as they grow in their adulthood.

Hey hey! Krampus shirts are back at Woot! shirt link---> :is.gd/GjojqX

Greeting Cards too! ----> is.gd/6I3FMv

Get em while they last!
Happy first night of Hannnukah!

I just got beaten by my little sister at dreidel. Mark my words she will lose tomorow's game.

Or I'll get defeated by a girl that will never let me forget this.
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Doctor Horrble's Sing-Along Blog
  • Reading: Matched
Hey Kiddies Here in Australia it's new years eve, I bet you are all jealous cause Krampus comes to us guys bwefore you Americans.
BWUAHAHAHAHAHA Krampus loves me more.
anyway, after christmas everyone will be talking about new years resolutions, whyich is just another time of year to lie to ourselfs about promises we can never keep about changing ourselves. I however have a system, I make short term ones I know I can fufill, or whatever.

Resolution Numero Uno:
Stop drinking Coffee's, it's really bad for yo teeth Mokka, even if your named after a type of Coffee in German.....
D: Thank god for the 100 teabag box of Lipton black tea I got for $3.59 Australian dollars. I'm guessing in America it's basically the same price, according to some shit converter it'd be $3.65 American dollars.

Resolution Number Zwei!!!
I forgot! OH THATS RIGHT! No moar swearing. None at all. I know swearing is part of Aussie culture, I mean like the F bomb and the B bomb, I will still say Bloody and shit and all that but I wanna seriously cut back. It's making me feel like a feral.

Thats all my resolutions.
Really.
I make really easy ones. cause I'm not gunna lie to myself. ( I guess the swearing one might be a challenge)

Anyway.
So in american right now it's snowing whereas in Australia we don't get snow. and we have all these christmas lights on houses. To give you an Idea of how hot it is in Australia during christmas

We get up to 35 Degrees Celcuis. which is..... ( lemme find a converter) Apparently it's like 95 degrees Farenheit. I don't trust this converter. No I checked the thermometre outside it's around right.

I know it doesn't seem much but here in Australia the humidity is insane. I know In Victoria if its 35 degrees it's REALLY FREAKING HOT. but in QLD, 25 degrees is just as hot, merely because In VIC, the humidity drops in the heat and rises in the cold. In QLD the heat and Humidity rise therefore it's hotter and stickier. Seriously I hear you americans complain about the 120 degrees days, I dunno how the hell it gets that hot. because here in australia that'd be 50 BLOOD DEGREES. thats way to hot. D: It musn't be that hot for America then because seriously at around 40 degrees we start having blackouts, because of everyone ususing the Aircons and fans all at once and the power stations can't keep up with it all.
  • Listening to: Mindless Self Indulgence and Other Strange Noises
  • Reading: Hush Hush Series
  • Watching: I'm not sure anymore.
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: Expired Gorrilla Milk