"Winter Demons Run Wild in the Alps"

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27 Oct 2012, 9:14 pm

Europe's weird ways. :)

"Ghastly Winter Demons Run Wild in the Alps"
"Halloween spooks are for wimps compared to the grisly Christmastime traditions of Europe's Alps, where demonic creatures [Alpen dämonen] come out to punish naughty children or to drive winter away each year. A gorgeous new photography book explores the many guises of these wild monsters, whose traditional rumpus harkens back to pagan rites."
http://www.spiegel.de/international/zei ... 93,00.html

Photo Gallery: "A Monster Ball in the Alps"
http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/photo ... 88978.html


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27 Oct 2012, 9:43 pm

Thanks for that.
For some reason I like stuff like that, but not regular Halloween scary or movies.


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27 Oct 2012, 10:45 pm

I'll put it right next to my copy of "Grimm's Fairy Tales'.

Since there is no singular, absolute definition of human nature,
nor any ultimate evaluation of human nature beyond that which we project onto others,
individuals should be judged or defined only by their actions and choices,
and not by what we only imagine their intentions and motivations to be.


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28 Oct 2012, 12:28 am

Over 2,000 years ago, the Celto-Germanic tribe of the Cimbri had slid naked down the Alps' snowy slopes on their shields in the middle of winter while on their way to attack Rome.
Maybe these are the ghosts of the Cimbri! Bwahahahaha!

-Bill, otherwise known as Kraichgauer