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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.

Justin Bartlett

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

 

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.

H.R. Giger

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2011 by elgrayso

H.R. Giger

Hans Rudolf “Ruedi” Giger (born February 5, 1940) is a Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor, and set designer. He won an Academy Award for Best Achievement for Visual Effects for his design work on the film Alien. Giger was born in Chur, Graubünden Canton, Switzerland, the son of a chemist. In 1962, he moved to Zurich, where he studied Architecture and industrial design at the School of Applied Arts until 1970. Giger had a relationship with Swiss actress Li Tobler until she committed suicide in 1975. [from Wikipedia]

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