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#MythpunkMonday :Festive #Writingprompts 2. Krampus


Happy #MythpunkMonday! Our second festive mythpunk writing prompt is probably known to you already but I just think it’s fabulous that so much goatishness is around at this time of year! XD (If you are following my Necromancer snippets, this may be me accidentally channelling Reynard’s weird goat obsession… a-hem…)

The Krampus…

“It is believed that the long-horned, shaggy, goat-like monster with a long, angry face and lolling, forked tongue would visit the home of misbehaving children to punish them. It was believed he would give beatings, and kidnap the kids, bringing them down to his underworld lair to live for a year.” – Ancient Origins. Net

You can read more about this fiendish fellow on Ancient Origins. Net personally, I’d love a tale where the kidnapped kiddies have to find their way home… perhaps even befriending the old goat man along the way, or uncovering some other, darker secret… not really sure what could be darker than a giant goat kidnapping you in the middle of the night but, there we go…





There you go, run with it (or from it, lol!) – poem, flash, short story, novel, if it inspires you to write some marvellous mythpunk do come back and tell me about it in the comments! And of course you can still share your own and others Mythpunk creations either using the hashtag or in the comments here!

Blessings on your second week of Advent!

7 responses

  1. Blessings to you too in week two!🦌 Oh, thank you for sharing the fabulous videos 💜 How I love it when people reclaim their myths and legends and bring back old traditions.💜 I think I assumed the masks must be latex at the start of Erik’s video…until we were told of the insistence on wooden ones and saw Rupert at work. Wow…he’s so talented, they’re magnificent.😻 It’s such a joy to see living folklore (and p’raps anything Christmas related that’s not…Disneyfied to death).🥰💜

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    December 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Yay! And also thankyou! Oh I love it too – and goodness me yes the masks and the love and time that goes into them are amazing! Definitely with you on the ‘not-disneyfied-to-death’ front, lol, I like that turn of phrase (although I can’t deny a penchant for the occasional tongue in cheek cheeeeesy sing-a-long… 🤫😈)

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      December 10, 2019 at 2:16 pm

      • ❤️Wow…They’re fabulous❤️ hehe…nope, nor me on the tongue in cheek cheeeesalong front 😁. I don’t dislike them on principle, just…the deluge in a wider sense, when a mix tape would be a splendid thing…for a parum pa pum pum with bowie ‘n’ bing aplomp too🥰 xx

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        December 10, 2019 at 4:56 pm

      • smithandskarry1

        Oh yes! Gotta love a bit of Bowie and Bing too! 🥰

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        December 11, 2019 at 3:10 pm

      • Yay!😁🥰

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        December 11, 2019 at 4:34 pm

  2. I am in awe of that man’s woodworking skills. I love how each mask is distinctly different and has it’s own very human expression.

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    December 10, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Yay! The commenting worked this time – huzzah! 😀 I’m totally blown away by the skill, effort and love that goes into these!

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      December 10, 2019 at 2:19 pm

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