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    Wilder Mann series, Charles Freger

    Wilder Mann series, Charles Freger

    The lord of the gates | Baphomet |

    For two years, French photographer Charles Fréger has been traveling throughout 19 European countries and trying to capture the spirit of what he calls “tribal Europe” in his “Wilder Mann” series. What he found was a huge array of pagan rituals, mainly related to the winter solstice and spring renewal, focusing on the common myth of the “wild man.”

    Greg Sand explore issues of time and death through the medium of photographer, mixed media and digital manipulation.

    The Kukeri Ritual: Bulgaria's Sinister Day of Monsters


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

    Kolam is a form of sand painting that is drawn using rice powder by female members of the family in front of their home. It is widely practiced by Hindus in South India. A kolam is a sort of painted prayer - a line drawing composed of curved loops, drawn around a grid pattern of dots. Kolams are thought to bestow prosperity to homes.

    Ritual outfit--photograph in Wilder Mann Ou La Figure Du Sauvage by Charles Fréger

    Charles Fréger – Wilder Mann

    Africa | Igbo (Ekoi) Cross River Headdress from Nigeria, Cameroon | Wood, horns, animal skin, hair, raffia and cloth | Early 20th century.

    Frigga is a Norse Goddess. She is the wife of Odin, and ruler over love, birth, marriage, destiny, and the sky. She weaves the sky and fates, and is considered responsible for the fertility of crops (due to the rain and sun from the sky). She is considered the “All mother"

    The vesna or vesnas were mythological female characters associated with youth and springtime in early Slavic mythology, particularly within Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia. Along with her male companion Vesnik, she was associated with rituals conducted in rural areas during springtime.

    Charles Freger

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    Mokosh (aka Makosh). A goddess of fertility, water, and women in old #Slavic #mythology. According to folk belief she shears sheep and spins thread. The name itself is derived from the word combination maty kota ‘mother of the cat,’ that is, ‘mother of good fortune.’ She is related to All Mother Goddesses (Frigg in Norse mythology, Danu in Irish mythology, etc).

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    West African shaman, 1904