Frau Perchta: The Midwinter Goddess

“The Spinning Room Lady”

Frau Perchta may be one of the oldest supernatural entities associated with the Winter holidays, possibly influencing later stories of Krampus, St. Nicholas, and the traditions associated with them. This has been debated among scholars of folklore however, as some sources claim that she has been mentioned in regions of Germany as early as the 10th century, while…