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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

Häxan

Posted in Movies, Satan with tags , , , , , on August 23, 2011 by elgrayso

Codex Gigas

Posted in Satan on July 8, 2011 by elgrayso

The Codex Gigas is the largest extant medieval manuscript in the world. It is also known as the Devil’s Bible because of a large illustration of the devil on the inside and the legend surrounding its creation.

According to one version of a legend that is already recorded in the Middle Ages the scribe was a monk who broke his monastic vows and was sentenced to be walled up alive. In order to forbear this harsh penalty he promised to create in one single night a book to glorify the monastery forever, including all human knowledge. Near midnight he became sure that he could not complete this task alone, so he made a special prayer, not addressed to God but to the fallen angel Lucifer, asking him to help him finish the book in exchange for his soul. The devil completed the manuscript and the monk added the devil’s picture out of gratitude for his aid. In tests to recreate the work, it is estimated that in order to reproduce only the calligraphy, without the illustrations or embellishments, would have taken 5 years of non-stop writing. [from Wikipedia]

 

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Les Diableries

Posted in Art, Photography, Satan with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2011 by elgrayso

Diableries were French stereo photographs (two images viewed at once to create a 3d effect) made during the 19th century. They depicted Satan in daily life, historically noted as a critique on the rule of Napoleon III. Due to their unsavory depiction of the elite, the creators did not provide many clues as to who they were.

For more information, please visit That’s A Negative and Laughing Bone, for this is where I have obtained most of the information and images.

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