PROTECCION INSPIRADA EN LA NATURALEZA. PROTECTION INSPIRED IN NATURE.

(traduccion al español debajo)

Masks. Article of Along the River.

winter solstice
masks and costumes
transformation and change
scare off Winter and start spreading some fertility around.
(costumes) embody the spirits of Winter in plays that depict the battle between Winter and Summer
live gargoyles that are supposed to terrify the real demons (or inviding armies)
fertility aspect… phallic symbols… horns… to poke and whip (lightly) women they harass on the street

solsticio de invierno
máscaras y disfraces
transformación y cambio
ahuyentar al invierno y empezar a promover ritos de fertilidad
(los trajes) encarnan los espíritus del invierno en juegos que representan la batalla entre el invierno y el verano
gárgolas vivientes que se suponen aterrorizarán a los demonios reales (o ejércitos invasores)
aspectos de la fertilidad… los símbolos fálicos … los cuernos … para empujar y azotar (ligeramente) las mujeres que acosan en la calle

Wren's Day, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland
Wren’s Day, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland
Krampus/”Ugly” Perchten in Austria
Krampus/”Ugly” Perchten in Austria
Kurents in Slovenia
Kurents in Slovenia
Busójárás in Hungary
Busójárás in Hungary
Kukeri in Bulgaria
Kukeri in Bulgaria
Boes (ox) from Ottana, province of Nuoro. Masks called sa carazza 'e boe with the symbol of the Flower of Life.
Boes (ox) from Ottana, province of Nuoro. Masks called sa carazza ‘e boe with the symbol of the Flower of Life.
Sos Mamutzones from Samugheo, province of Oristano.  With trinitos and campaneddas.
Sos Mamutzones from Samugheo, province of Oristano. With trinitos and campaneddas.
Corriolos from Neoneli, province of Oristano.  With horns of Sardinian Deer or Fallow Deer. They follow the sound of a horn arranging in a circle around a fire.
Corriolos from Neoneli, province of Oristano. With horns of Sardinian Deer or Fallow Deer. They follow the sound of a horn arranging in a circle around a fire.
Slovenia
Slovenia
Su Bundu from Orani in Sardinia
Su Bundu from Orani in Sardinia
Austrain
Austrain
Austrain from Salzburg
Austrain from Salzburg
Krampus
Krampus
Silvesterklausen, Switzerland (photo credit Ruth Bernegger, via fotocommunity.de)
Silvesterklausen, Switzerland (photo credit Ruth Bernegger, via fotocommunity.de)
Perchta made of holly leaves
Perchta made of holly leaves
Busó, Mohács, Hungary. © Charles Fréger
Busó, Mohács, Hungary. © Charles Fréger
SILVESTERCHLAUSEN.
SILVESTERCHLAUSEN.
Smultronstället
Smultronstället
Sardinian rites
Sardinian rites
Urthu from Sardinia
Urthu from Sardinia
Is Cerbus
Is Cerbus
Oso de Salcedo. Galicia.
Oso de Salcedo. Galicia.
Maskingannas from Busachi (province of Oristano). Sardinian tradition.
Maskingannas from Busachi (province of Oristano). Sardinian tradition.
Straw bears from Heldra, Germany
Straw bears from Heldra, Germany
Careto de Grijo de Parada, Bragança, Portugal.
Careto de Grijo de Parada, Bragança, Portugal.
Vijanera de Silió, Cantábria
Vijanera de Silió, Cantábria
Cucurrumachos del carnaval de Navalosa AVILA
Cucurrumachos del carnaval de Navalosa AVILA
Carantoñas de Acehúche (Cáceres, Extremadura, España)
Carantoñas de Acehúche (Cáceres, Extremadura, España)
Antruejo, Spain.
Antruejo, Spain.
Gallina Palpahuevos, Guadalajara, Spain.
Gallina Palpahuevos, Guadalajara, Spain.
Jarramplas, el Piornal. Extremadura. Spain.
Jarramplas, el Piornal. Extremadura. Spain.
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