Wednesday, May 26, 2010

What is the strangest or most odd piece of esoteric information you have come across?

The Necropants Ritual from Iceland.
You literally wear someone else's skin from the waste down as pants. You place a coin stolen from a widow along with a magical stave into the scrotum. Than the scrotum supposedly just magically fills with money when you wear them.

The best part is, there is actually an example on display at a museum.

http://bit.ly/9z83wJ

7 comments:

Gordon said...

Can't believe I blew my money on that financial hand. :)

You should be selling THESE babies.

Jason Miller, said...

Stangely it is not the most disturbing piece of ritual equiptment I know about.

That one is an umbrella made of childrens skins used in Vajrakilaya retreats...

Brother Christopher said...

wow, I read about that one. I didn't know there was one at a museum. dang!

arxacies said...

I was actually going to try to go to that museum in April! Unfortunately it was closed when I was in Iceland. Next time, though. Next time.

Gwynt-Siarad said...

As a person who has some baisic skill in skinning and making buckskins and furs, I am wondering if they got the skin off in one piece as it appears in the picture and if so how. that would be a tricky bit of magic in itself.

thegreencall said...

Very "Finance of the Lambs"

ChandraNova said...

I think you have to ask yourself, is it actually worse to be poor?

Is this not a bit like, having a big problem and hitting your head on the wall for 30 days, so that life is so much appreciably NICER when you stop!?