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Julbock (Uppland) - Yule Goat - A Yule goat from Uppland, Sweden,

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Wilder Mann by Charles Freger - Costumes of Still-Practiced Pagan Rituals of Europe

Still-Practiced Pagan Ritual Costumes These are not your average Halloween costumes. For two years, French photographer Charles Fréger ha.

Turoń - creature you can meet during Christmas Eve in Poland

Turoń - creature you can meet during Christmas Eve in Poland

Schembart Carnival http://www.cerisepress.com/01/03/the-nuremberg-schembartlauf-and-the-art-of-albrecht-durer/view-all

Illustrations from a century manuscript detailing the phenomenon of Nuremberg's Schembart Carnival, (literally

Yule Goat Mask

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Bellringers tradition of Kvarner (Croatia) is a Slavic folklore relic that dates back to pagan antiquity, worn to scare away evil spirits and welcome the arrival of spring

Dondolashi from Grobnik (Croatia) They are part of Slavic tradition of masking at the begging of new cycle, with primary task is to scare away evil spirits of winter.

秋田県内各地で行われる小正月行事「なまはげ」。

Namahage Namahage reside in the forests of Tohoku (northeastern Japan), and come out to scare lazy and misbehaving children so that they act properly.

'Faces + Masks' Series by Nikos Vavdinoudis Captures Northern Greece’s Odd and Unusual Customs | Yatzer

'Faces + Masks' Series by Nikos Vavdinoudis Captures Northern Greece’s Odd and Unusual Customs

Greek photographer Nikos Vavdinoudis captures the amazing costumes and rituals of rural communities in Northern Greece through his Faces + Masks series.

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Close-up of a Dragon-Shaped Gong, Shang Dynasty, - century BC, Shanxi…

Just one of the many amazing costumes featured in this 16th manuscript about the Schembart Carnival held in Nuremberg between 1449 and 1539.

Illustrations from a century manuscript detailing the phenomenon of Nuremberg's Schembart Carnival, (literally

Blue white demon devil mask, portrait, knight festival Kaltenberger Ritterspiele, Kaltenberg, Upper Bavaria, Germany

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