Wicked Children Beware of Krampus!

Krampuskarten, courtesy of Wikimedia

Krampuskarten, courtesy of Wikimedia

While American children fear a stocking full of coal, German children learn to behave to avoid being snatched and eaten by Krampus! Featured on German “Krampus Cards,” Krampuskarten, he frightens young children into behaving during the Yule season.

To learn more about this frightening consort of Saint Nicholas, check out the article on the Smithsonian or the Wikipedia Article!

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About Jennifer Carey

My name is Jennifer Carey and I am a student and educator of the human condition. I have long studied history, trained in archaeology, and found a passion in the field of education. As a long-time lover of technology (my father bought our family our first Apple IIe when I was three), I love technology and what it can bring to the classroom. I have taught at various Universities for many years as well as educating gifted teenagers through the Johns Hopkins program, the Center for Talented Youth. I am currently the Director of Educational Technology at the Ransom Everglades School (a secular independent school) in Miami, Fl. I also have a few educational podcasts on iTunes from my days teaching at TCU: The Ancient City of Rome, Classical Archaeology (2008), Classical Archaeology (2009), Introduction to Classical Myth, and Ancient Eats. They’re enhanced (so you get the PowerPoints along with the vocal), but please excuse the poor audio editing. Feel free to Email Me or follow me on twitter.
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5 Responses to Wicked Children Beware of Krampus!

  1. Perhaps there is something wrong with me, but I love this!

  2. robertlfs says:

    YIkes, that’s pretty rough. But helps explain the rather stern nature of my paternal grandmother, even around Christmas! Oh wait a minute, she was Irish – nevermind.

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