The Garden of the Prophet, 1933
Illustrated by Kahil Gibran
Tinni and Sniffer are actually the real life The Fox And The Hound.
A tribute to Krampus
"Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish bad children during the Yule season, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards nice ones with gifts. Krampus is said to capture particularly naughty children in his sack and carry them away to his lair.”
I support anything that has a lair.
You wouldn’t think it to look at them, but many Wolffish are surprisingly friendly creatures. If you meet with their approval you can even hand-feed them and they’ll allow you to keep your entire hand!
If you’re a sea urchin or crustacean then Wolffish are as savagely evil as their despicable appearance suggests. Their obnoxious fangs and powerful molars will crack you open and they will feast upon your naked flesh. Their one saving grace is they look EXACTLY like the kind of thing that would do just that.
While Saint Nicholas may bring gifts to good boys and girls, ancient folklore in Europe’s Alpine region also tells of Krampus, a frightening beast-like creature who emerges during the Yule season, looking for naughty children to punish in horrible ways — or possibly to drag back to his lair in a sack. In keeping with pre-Germanic Pagan traditions, men dressed as these demons have been frightening children on Krampusnacht for centuries, chasing them and hitting them with sticks, on an (often alcohol-fueled) run through the dark streets.
Faust room, Museum of Alchemists and Magicians, Prague, Czech Republic