Yuletide Shopping Guide – Krampus

I have decided to put together a Yuletide Shopping Guide as a spotlight of resources for DIYers, crafters and makers, as well as items that polytheists would enjoy seeing in their homes or under their tree this yuletide. All with the hope of both spreading some holiday cheer in a difficult year, but also to hopefully lift up some of the artisans in our midst too.

In parts of Europe the night of December 5th is when the Krampus makes his appearance, terrorizing naughty boys and girls. The morning after is known as Saint Nicholas Day, where many children wake up to little treats left out for them in their shoes. Since Saint Nicholas as gift giver appears to be a rebranding of Odin, my household has taken this day back and observes it as Oski’s Day.

Wild Hunt figures tie into the Santa Claus mythos (and you can read up on that more with Wyrd Dottir’s post), as do the hordes of creatures accompanying them like the Lussiferda, the Perchten, or the Krampus. So in honor of Krampusnacht which is this Friday, here’s a few goodies that are Krampus themed.

This image only spotlights a few of the items found in the links below.

About ganglerisgrove

Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at wyrdcuriosities.etsy.com.

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