They dress in bear heads and bells, and behave like beasts.
“In his book, The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary (1887), Henry Lee describes the legendary lamb as believed to be both a true animal and a living plant. However, he states that some writers believed the lamb to be the fruit of a plant, sprouting forward from melon-like seeds. Others, however, believed the lamb to be a living member of the plant that once separated from it, would perish. The vegetable lamb was believed to have blood, bones, and flesh like that of a normal lamb. It was connected to the earth by a stem, similar to an umbilical cord, that propped the lamb up above ground. The cord could flex downward, allowing the lamb to feed on the grass and plants surrounding it. Once the plants within reach were eaten, the lamb died. It could be eaten, once dead, and its blood supposedly tasted sweet like honey. Its wool was said to be used by the native people of its homeland to make head coverings and other articles of clothing. The only carnivorous animals attracted to the lamb-plant (other than humans) were wolves.”
“The legend holds that a team of Russian scientists purportedly led by someone named “Mr. Azzacov” in an unnamed place in Siberia had drilled a hole that was nine miles (14.5 km) deep before breaking through to a cavity. Intrigued by this unexpected discovery, they lowered an extremely heat tolerant microphone, along with other sensory equipment, into the well. The temperature deep within was 2,000 °F (1,100 °C) — heat from a chamber of fire from which (purportedly) the tormented screams of the damned could be heard. The recording, however, was later revealed to have been a cleverly remixed portion of the soundtrack of the 1972 movie Baron Blood, with various effects added.
The story eventually made its way to the American Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), which broadcast it on the network, claiming it to be “proof” of the literal existence of Hell as taught in theBible.
Åge Rendalen, a Norwegian teacher, heard the story on TBN while visiting the United States. Disgusted with what he perceived to be mass gullibility, Rendalen decided to augment the tale at TBN’s expense.
Rendalen wrote to the network, originally claiming that he disbelieved the tale but, upon his return to Norway, supposedly read a “factual account” of the story….To perpetuate his hoax, Rendalen deliberately mistranslated a trivial Norwegian article about a local building inspector into the “story”, and submitted both the original Norwegian article and the English “translation” to TBN. Rendalen also included his real name, phone number, and address, as well as those of a pastor friend who knew about the hoax and had agreed to expose it to anyone who called seeking verification.
Ziz is third member of the Biblical chaos beast gang…the one no one talks about. Because he’s a giant rooster? Because he’s “too Jewish”? Who knows.
“Christmas straw goats do not survive long in Gävle, Sweden. Since 1966, these huge structures have been torched almost every other year. It’s aChristmas tradition in Gävle. And I mean “tradition” in its richest sense.”
That’s Starzinger on the top right, (I like the green guy’s rotary phone outfit) and Tezuka’s I am son-goku (1952) on the middle left side-and again on the lower right below shirtless tie Midnight eye Goku. annnd of course Go Nagai drawing the sexy monkey king lady from his 1966 tv series -Goku’s greatest adventure.
I wonder if anyone grew up on the GoNagai one and then was weirded out when other versions of Goku weren’t sexy monkey ladies in jet boots. Are her arms covered in the same hair as her head, or does she wear sleeves made out of hair?