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Kaster by humon Kaster by humon

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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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unicornomics Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014   General Artist
I love this piece and the legend behind it
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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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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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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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