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Wilder Mann 76, Wilder Mann , 2010 © Charles Fréger - www.charlesfreger.com

Peluche, Switzerland - On the trail of the “wild man” and his reemergence, Charles Fréger went in search of “Phenomena”, zoic creations that reflect the primitive form of religions and their reinterpretation in pagan rituals of fertility, sexuality, death and rebirth.... More about this here: http://lejournaldelaphotographie.com/archives/by_date/2012-01-04/5300/charles-freger-wilder-mann

The transformation from man to beast is a key aspect of pagan rituals that celebrate the seasonal cycle, fertility, life and death. Every year throughout Europe from Scotland to Italy and everywhere between people adorn the skin of the 'savage' in masquerades that date back centuries.

Inari Okami - Japanese goddess of rice, sake, fertility, tea, foxes and kitsune (faelike fox spirits), agriculture, and industry.