Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 7th, 2012
What do you think this represents? Some kind of Northern cryptid? Folkloric creature? Have you heard of any names associated with an upright humanoid with a reindeer head?
It does not look like the Horned God, Cernunnos, which has a decidedly human head with antlers:
The appearance is not similar to the evil dark Yuletide Krampus, either, even though it is more animal-like with two horns that are definitely too small:
How about the Windigo/Wendigo? While most traditional representations of Windigo seem to look like eastern Canadian Sasquatch, there is a body of Wendigo art that appear to be angry upright elk:
Of course, sometimes an upright caribou, I suppose, is just a standing Christmas reindeer.
I had to ask, do you know of a cryptid name for this critter?
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.