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Krampus enamel pin

$ 14.00

Celebrate the Yule season this year with everyone's favorite man goat demon! Part of the Pickety Witch's Yule collection, this special pin is limited edition for the holidays.

In Central European folklore, Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure described as "half-goat, half-demon", who, during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards the well-behaved with gifts.

Although Krampus appears in many variations, most share some common physical characteristics. He is hairy, usually brown or black, and has the cloven hooves and horns of a goat. His long, pointed tongue lolls out, and he has fangs.

Krampus carries chains, thought to symbolize the binding of the Devil. Of more pagan origins are the Ruten, bundles of birch branches that Krampus carries and with which he occasionally swats children. Sometimes Krampus appears with a sack or a basket strapped to his back; this is to cart off evil children for drowning, eating, or to transport to Hell.

Each pin is:
-hard enamel
-55mm tall
-3 chains
-2 pin backs