Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Yule season who had misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts. Krampus gives out coal and switches and is said to capture particularly naughty children in his sack and carry them away to his lair. Krampus is represented as a beast-like creature, generally demonic in appearance with horns and a long protruding tongue. The regular edition of this Krampus mug was issued in four different glaze versions of 25 each for a total run of 100. There was also a Black Friday 2013 edition. This edition has the Krampus wearing a Halloween mask with a patterned skull (the M.U.G. Club mascot) on the front and comes in a variety of glaze combinations.