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The kaster is a young naked man with gems on his body from Fynen (Denmark) folklore. Common people would usually encounter him sleeping in fields on sunny days, his gems glittering in the light. They could walk up to him and take as many gems as they liked, but if even one of their hairs touched his skin he would grab them and take them to his home underground.

The kaster seemed to target priests more directly. A priest would be minding his own business when someone knocked on the door late on a cold night. He would find a young naked (or only dressed in a blanket) man and invite him into the warmth, but as soon as the candlelight hit him the priest would see the gems shining. The man would thank him for his kindness and say the priest could take any gem as reward, but it would be a trick. If the priest tried to take any the man would move, making the priest touch his skin and kidnap him. The only way for the priest to avoid capture was to say no and offer the man some food. After he had eaten the man would leave and be unlikely to return.

This was meant as a commentary on greedy priests who didn't help others out of the goodness of their heart, but only for payment.

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RedRavenRiot Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a very interesting love. But I wonder.... What does the kaster do with the people he kidnaps? Eat them? Something els?
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IamVian Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Student Artist
he's got the family jewels!
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Moyk0 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
That is one sexy piece of folklore I love it.
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:iconcelsy:
Celsy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now THATS a real vampire.
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EmeraldAngel2 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What happens when he takes people away?
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:iconinkybee:
inkybee Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Professional Writer
what if you propositioned the man? ...i'm asking for a friend. >_>
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Culturedropout Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
What if I want his jewels instead of his jems?  ;P
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TheFireCircleYagna Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
lol
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xXBikuXx Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Lol! :D
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66scarylion44 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I made an encounter between a kaster and one of my RP characters who's a professional thief: www.dolldivine.com/LotR-Hobbit…
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unicornomics Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014   General Artist
I love this piece and the legend behind it
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:icongaystudent:
GayStudent Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Such juicy folk lore. I had no idea.
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Gancanagh22 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
I know most mytho-monsters but I have never seen this one. Reminds me of the Carbuncle and the Uktena tho. Also is the Well Man (from another picture) not just the Maltese Ill Belliegha?
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PhatCadaver Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Best. Folk tale. Ever.
I'm sorry, everything about this is directly relevant to my interests.

Picture meets the high humon standards we've all come to expect. The gems especially look amazing. Thank you for delivering and keep up the good work. <3
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:iconphatcadaver:
PhatCadaver Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Best. Folk tale. Ever.
I'm sorry, everything about this is directly relevant to my interests.

Picture meets the high humon standards we've all come to expect. The gems especially look amazing. Thank you for delivering and keep up the good work. <3
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annathewerewolf Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
what if you used a glove or pincers to grab the gems?
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:iconart-lover221:
Art-lover221 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
I figured out how to get the gems all you have to do is shave the hair off your hand and arm.
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SparkySama Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not JUST the hair, don't you know that's an expression?
If any part of you touches his skin, you get taken.
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Art-lover221 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Hmmm I did have an idea of what could be done but wearing a glove seems a bit too easy.
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Insanity-is-ADOWABLE Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
The real question would be what would the Kaster do with you, once he kidnaps you :3 I would very much like to know
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TinyBirdGames Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So, what would happen if he took you? You would die, right? Please correct me.
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Mirure Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Even if it's about greedy priests, I still love how you drew the boy/man with the gems, it's so beautiful and every color is just melting into one, beautiful, warm piece of art.
Really well done Humon, it's amazing! ^w^
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lazarusninja Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
kinky! :iconpervieplz:
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Ashen-Phoenix Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've learned more about Danish folklore from your comics and commentary artwork like this than I ever thought I would in my life. :) How odd and wonderful a place DevArt is.
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LeDaLe14 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So glittery!!
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kittykatrocks21 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
Ooo I feel like writing a story for this. It sounds interesting
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ImmortalBond Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I want to read more on creatures like this, but come up with nothing on the internet. Any suggestions?
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Throneofsouls Featured By Owner May 5, 2014   General Artist
I love this picture though I was wondering are you planing to do more art of this character?
Until I saw the description I never knew there was a being like that in folklore? Also have you thought about drawing a picture of a Huldrekall,Nokken & the Kaster together?  

That might be interesting.
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Dreamscape195 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
"sleeping in fields on sunny days, his gems glittering in the light"
Edward from twilight. 

That aside, I really love the way you drew the gems Humon, fantastically beautiful. 
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Zexy-Chan Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I would probably say "Wow,uh...Can we just skip to the part where you take me home with you?"
Most likely I would die. I don't think I would survive any situation where the issue involves a hot man. (I am picky about women though, so might survive that. No amount of big boobies could persuade me.)
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MactheViking Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student
I am a fan of your depiction of young naked men covered in jewels. Yes. Very good.
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UltimaMage578 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
May I ask also where I can study upon this subject? kaster on google just brings me here, lols.

I'm very interested, due to just interest of fey/fae (which is kind of what I would classify kaster under). I would like to make a roleplay character of the said kaster race, but it is hard to do such a thing when this is my only reference.
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Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
... I was actually doing the exact same thing! I considered the name Jens, meaning 'Jehovah's gift...' ... I think. =w=
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UltimaMage578 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
I was planning on doing mine for a roleplay that is really large. I'm not sure of any name or anything, but he seems like a race under fae/fey, and it seems such a race could flow between seelie and unseelie...

But I was thinking of having mine be this really good guy who ends up being abused for his jewels later on.
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Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mine is going to be a semi-villain, who has a little TOO much fun in abusing slothful and greedy people who try to take his jewels. XD

And he's going to have a more modest, human form with a lot of jeweled piercings~
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Hell-is-a-56 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
This is why I always carry a pair of tongs when I'm walking outside. :nod:
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mck-mck Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Why do I love this so much? Blush Emote 
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Lunar-Angel666 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Very nice ^.^ I enjoyed reading the folklore that went along with it as well. It gave the pic a nice depth to it. Great job :)
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TouchMyLexicon66 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Student General Artist
i really like this, but why is it in forever-homestuck?
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LilFred Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Look! A vampire! :D
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:iconmubbymus:
Mubbymus Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Is there someone who can please guide me to some pages online that might have info on this? :)
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:iconbee-chan:
Bee-chan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmmm... would it really be so bad to be taken away to his underground home? Does the kaster really do anything bad to those people who DO touch his skin? :3
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Carter2144 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think he kills them
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:iconwillcraft:
willcraft Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
presumably kills them, burns them to ash, then fuses the carbon into a gemstone. It's expensive, but some funereal services offer it now.
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GiganticMan Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
I've heard of "Family Jewels," but this is weird, Humon
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:iconadingman:
adingman Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I would grab sharp tweezers and use them on his gems

Ill be rich! *laughs manically*
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Marcelin0 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Yep, was thinking about that, although with chopsticks. Or rake the hell out of him.
Tell us Auntie Humon! what then?
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:iconadingman:
adingman Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Children, we will be very rich and swim in his body gems!
Greed 

holy crap, that sounded so wrong
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crazy-aika Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Danish folklore had their amazing ways to leave a lesson to your life. Past or future, they often works x3!
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Viol-Dove-Teshire Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student Writer
Fascinating!
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