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 a mythical creature recognized in Alpine countries. According to legend, Krampus accompanies Saint Nicholas during the Christmas season, warning and punishing bad children, in contrast to St. Nicholas, who gives gifts to good children. When the Krampus finds a particularly naughty child, it stuffs the child in its sack and carries the frightened child away to its lair, presumably to devour for its Christmas dinner. One hoof foot, one claw foot!
If you don't know Krampus, let me introduce you! He is the European counterpart to Santa Claus. Where Santa rewards the good children, Krampus, also known as Black Peter, would punish them with switches! The original boogie man! They have whole festivals and parades dedicated to him. Adults dress in outrageous costumes to scare the children into being good! Beautiful Creature!