Black Peter or Zwarte Piet is a demonic dwarf from the folklore of Belgium and the Netherlands. He appears each Christmas as the evil helper of Santa Claus (or Sinterklaas) to punish children for their bad behavior.
Sinterklaas is the Dutch and Belgian version of Santa Claus. He is also known as Sint Niklaas (Saint Nicholas). According to legend, he triumphed over a devilish dwarf called Zwarte Piet (Black Peter) and made him his slave.
Black Peter lives in a coal mine in Spain. His skin is black because of the soot and coal dust from the mine. His hair is singed by the fire from all the chimneys he has to climb down.
He spends the year spying on the children of Belgium and Holland, taking note of who has been good and who has been wicked. On Christmas eve, he sets out from his coal mine, squeezing himself through the narrow tunnels and riding off on his coal-cart which is pulled by plague-ridden, undead rams.
Every Christmas, Black Peter is forced to accompany Santa Claus as he goes from house to house, distributing his presents. While Santa rewards the good children, Black Peter takes delight in punishing the bad ones. Children who misbehave do not receive any presents from Santa. Instead, Black Peter will leave a bundle of twigs or a lump of coal in their Christmas stocking as a warning.
If the children have been really bad, or have not heeded his warning, Black Peter will snatch them from their beds and throw them into his sack, which is full of hungry rats. He kidnaps the boys and girls and takes them back to his coal mine where chains them up and makes them his slaves. The poor children are forced to dig coal forever while Black Peter amuses himself by poking them with sharp pins. If they ever grow too sick or tired to work, Black Peter will eat them.
As a belgian myself, this was quiete painfull to read because it contained a lot of errors. First of all, santa and sinterklaas are NOT the same person. Sinterklaas comes at another date earlier in december than santa (who is known as “kerst man” in Dutch). Zwarte piet (wich is beter translated as black pete) is not a demonic dwarf who works in the coal mines! In the belgian/dutch folklore he is a normal person, who has a black skin because he crawls through chimneys (many people consider this racist). He also doesn’t force kids to work in the mines (he either hits them with a stick or makes them black petes). There also isn’t just one black pete but hunderds of them, who are like santa’s elves to sinterklaas.
So everyone who read this storie,
take it with a pinch of salt. It contains to many errors!
Black people like him give black people like me a bad name. I’m jk I give myself a bad name lol
@ justwondered some people like Christmas.
@don’t take me seriously shes from the hunger games… are you not American?
47th comment! sorry i dont have anything to do so i counted comments….) I DONT THINK SANTA HAS ANY SLAVES (Other than our parents who are forced into telling us about him)
Santa Claus has so many companions… first krampus then black peter and Hans Trapp is also there?!? I thought it is the elves who live with Santa Claus
OMG I’m dying. ROFL!!!
And the picture is scary. TERRIFYING.
Also, I feel sorry for the kids. :(
44th comment @Dont take me seriously I thought it was like Krampus too
Eeeeewwwwwwww…….. Gross wouldn’t the rats eat them
@krisssylovesscary and @hi peeps this is scary stuff thanx for usin part of ma name on ur comments “BET u sit alone at lunch”u see BET LOL!
Whoa I hope no one was THAT bad last year!
@ktop calling names isnt mature and all of these are like omgTHREE evil helpers so ya know its really the same story pretty much however i like krampus the best
its more like krampus
@xfeardropx I Agree People On This Site Are Sooooo Stupid Nowadays.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
btw c’mon sfk post some new stories i’ve been waiting for like a week!
Welcome to 2013 everybody:)
@xfeardropx You’re right, and I can’t get over the fact that so many people on this comment section are so immature and really stupid. smh
and enough of the sit alone get a new insult
@xfeardrop and@peeps its all religous or it should be so is easter aside from santa these stories are just bad christmas is the one time of the year that relly cant be scary
eeekkkk me dont like evil peeps they scawy want my mama (not)@xfeardropx i aint got a clue wat ur chattin about i bet u sit alone at lunch
Where are the parties?
First of all, guys, he is intentionally putting up multiple of Santa’s demon helpers because they are from different countries and it is Christmas time if you didn’t notice. Second of all not only does this not have anything to do with the religious aspects of this holiday but it is in no way your place to decide what can and can’t be on the website. If you don’t like it make your own website and stay off this one. I personally like the cultural lesson.
I usually try to stay out of stuff like this but this is really bugging me.
@krissylovesscary and @justwondered its just santa however it IS about jesus
@justwondered I bet you sit alone at lunch
Santa Claus is thought to be an anagram for Satan Lucas. Lucas means Lucifer. Christmas is about Jesus reconciling man to God. God doesn’t need to use demons to keep kids in line. And Satan is by no means God’s messenger. Keep Christmas stories off this site please.
@vikindian,c’mon we r waitin……