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?