Greg Gunn

MM023 - Krampus

 

MYTHICAL MONDAY 23 - Krampus

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krampus

 

“There seems to be little doubt as to his true identity for, in no other form is the full regalia of the Horned God of the Witches so well preserved. The birch—apart from its phallic significance—may have a connection with the initiation rites of certain witch-covens; rites which entailed binding and scourging as a form of mock-death. The chains could have been introduced in a Christian attempt to 'bind the Devil' but again they could be a remnant of pagan initiation rites.”

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