The Darker Side of Santa Claus
RESEARCHING THE ROOTS OF SANTA CLAUS REVEALS A DARK SINISTER ASPECT TO THIS HOLIDAY
“Pope Gregory…advised Saint Augustine to allow his converts certain festivals… as formerly they had done this in honor of the devil…Saint Augustine…permitted their usual December celebration under the new name…From these early pagan…ceremonies are derived many of the English holiday customs that have survived to our day.” – The Evolution of Christmas; Published in 1909
“Nick or Old Nick is a well-known appellation of the Devil. The name appears to have been derived from the Dutch Nikken, the devil, which again comes from the Anglo-Saxon nac-an, to slay–for as Wachter says the devil was “a murderer from the beginning.” – Spence, Lewis.- An Encyclopedia of Occultism New York, Carol Publishing Group Edition, 1996 [ISBN 0-8065-1401-9]
“Old Nick – NOUN, the devil or satan – The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000
An Old Austrian Christmas Card featuring Krampus and Old St. Nick – Ca. 1920s: Large Austrian Die Cut with Krampus and Santa (notice the horns on Krampus)
When Santa Claus / Saint Nicholas first began – he had a companion that traveled with him everywhere. Investigation into this partnership – reveals the true origins of Santa Claus – and sheds light as to the origins of Christmas.
Santa’s little helper, known in Europe as “Krampus” or “Knecht Ruprecht”
“Considering Santa you cannot miss his “alter ego”, who has followed him like a dark shadow since ancient times. There is a devil, called Percht, Bartl, Krampus, Knecht Ruprecht, or Rotsohler, accompanying Santa Claus in the European Alps. He shows the pre-Christian origin of this custom as a daemon (demon) trabant, who wears a costume with horseshoe, basket, and chains, acting as a traditional symbol for the coming of winter. We should mention here also another figure: Ruebezahl, a German mythical, giant- like person, who is a mixture of Krampus and Santa.” – Santa’s Origin ; by Sepp Rothwangl a German mythical, giant-like person, who is a mixture of Krampus and Santa.”
The German poet Theodor Storm created for Santa’s Little Helper – Knecht Ruprecht – a literary monument that completely ignores the dark side of this “Krampus“:
“Enter Krampus or Grampus, who is a hairy devil with a long tongue, a tail, and is often in chains and carrying a switch. Krampus accompanies Santa Claus or Saint Nicholas and as Santa disperses justice on good children by rewarding them with gifts, so does Krampus reward the bad people by beating them with his switch of sharp sticks.” — ephemera ; by Pamela Apkarian-Russell KRAMPUS – SANTA’S HELPER
“You know Santa: cheeks like a rose, nose like a cherry. Now meet the Krampus, a boozy goat-horned menace that whips children around Europe.” – Santa’s Not-So-Little Helper; by Clay Risen 4-December-2002 The Morning News
“Santa… he’s got a list, he’s checking it twice, and if you fall under the ‘naughty’ category it’s switches and coals for you. But what child in America is at all afraid of receiving a lump of coal under the tree? What child even knows what a ‘switch’ is? Alpine Europe, on the other hand, doesn’t have this problem. This is because years ago St. Nick’s job was split – while the jolly old elf delivered the goods, an evil, goat-horned spirit called the Krampus brought switches and bad dreams to the boys and girls of Austria, southern Germany, Switzerland, and far northern Italy.” – Santa’s Not-So-Little Helper; by Clay Risen 4-December-2002 The Morning News St. Nicholas and his Companion – Krampus from an Italian Christmas Postcard – Dated 1899 Artist signed E. Doecker
“According to Mannfred Kapper of the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Krampus was initially a side note to the St. Nicholas story, a goat-faced eminence noir who accompanied St. Nick on his December gift-giving tours. ‘Nicholas and Krampus would come to the houses together,’ Kapper said. ‘Nicholas gave the children presents and Krampus beat them.’ But in the last 200 years, Krampus has slowly developed an identity of his own. ‘Today Krampus is more popular in the countryside, but if you come to the city it is more St. Nicholas,’ he said.” – Santa’s Not-So-Little Helper; by Clay Risen 4-December-2002 The Morning News
KRAMPUS – AND SAINT NICHOLAS from a “Christmas” postcard
WHAT ABOUT SAINT NICHOLAS ?
“Most religious historians and experts in folklore believe that there is no valid evidence to indicate that St. Nicholas ever existed as a human. They can find no evidence of him, like they do with other members of the clergy of the time. In fact, there are quite a few indicators that his life story was simply recycled from those of Pagan gods. So you see, the church leaders at that time are responsible for a great fraud upon society, which has never been corrected to this day, of both Christ’s birthday and celebration and that of Santa Claus.” – Falsehoods of Religion Foisted on a Gullible Society By Eileen T. Waldron Saturday, November 29, 2003
SANTA IS – THE PAGAN GOD THOR
“Thor was the god of the peasants and the common people. He was represented as an elderly man, jovial and friendly, of heavy build, with a long white beard. His element was the fire, his color red. The rumble and roar of thunder were said to be caused by the rolling of his chariot, for he alone among the gods never rode on horseback but drove in a chariot drawn by two white goats called Cracker and Gnasher. He was said to live in the ‘Northland’ where he had his palace among icebergs. The fireplace in every home was especially sacred to him, and he was said to come down through the chimney into his element, the fire.” – -Francis X. Weiser, Handbook of Christian Feasts and Customs (New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc., 1958)
This is just a small glimpse into the evil side of Santa Claus and the true origins of Christmas. Satan candy coats his pagan holidays – to trick Christians into celebrating them.
Think of the joy Satan feels – as he has blinded the minds of mankind.
“Subtly…the old gods had entered their churches… And they live still in the festivals of Christianity.” -(Testament: The Bible and History, Romer, 1988, pp. 230-31).
Is any of this something that Christ would want to be part of ?
Does Christmas bring Honor to Christ ? Does Christmas give Honor to Jehovah God ? NO