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Krampus

Posted in Satan with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2012 by elgrayso

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Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish bad children during the Christmasseason, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards nice ones with gifts. Krampus 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. The creature has roots in Germanic folklore. Traditionally young men dress up as the Krampus in Austria, southern Bavaria, South Tyrol, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatiaduring the first week of December, particularly on the evening of 5 December, and roam the streets frightening children with rusty chains and bells. Krampus is featured on holiday greeting cards called Krampuskarten. There are many names for Krampus, as well as many regional variations in portrayal and celebration. [from Wikipedia]

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L’Inferno (1911)

Posted in Satan, Video with tags , , , , , , on December 9, 2012 by elgrayso

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A scene from L’Inferno in which Satan devours humans.

The Devil’s Manor (1896)

Posted in Satan, Video with tags , , , , , , on November 11, 2012 by elgrayso

by Georges Méliès

Aeron Alfrey

Posted in Art, Satan with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 17, 2012 by elgrayso

Aeron Alfrey is a very interesting artist who uses collage and photography to create his hauntingly detailed black and white worlds. His work reminds me of a modern Joel-Peter Witkin using Photoshop as his medium

Justin Bartlett

Posted in Art, Satan with tags , , , , , , on August 13, 2012 by elgrayso

 

Café de L’Enfer (Hell’s Cafe)

Posted in Photography, Satan with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2012 by elgrayso

A hot spot called Hell’s Café lured 19th-century Parisians to the city’s Montmartre neighborhood—like the Marais—on the Right Bank of the Seine. With plaster lost souls writhing on its walls and a bug-eyed devil’s head for a front door, le Café de l’Enfer may have been one of the world’s first theme restaurants. According to one 1899 visitor, the café’s doorman—in a Satan suit—welcomed diners with the greeting, “Enter and be damned!” Hell’s waiters also dressed as devils. An order for three black coffees spiked with cognac was shrieked back to the kitchen as: “Three seething bumpers of molten sins, with a dash of brimstone intensifier!” [from National Geographic]

William Basso

Posted in Art, Satan with tags , , on October 8, 2011 by elgrayso

October Shadows

The Halloween Lady

Gifts For Ill-Mannered Children

Artifact

Kindred

Hidden Still Life (photography)

Masque of the Red Death

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