Jason Bayless is a life-long activist and is currently working at The Pachamama Alliance. When he is not working he spends, working with Center for Farmworker Families and spending his time recording shows, writing blogs, collecting 3D movies, and playing VR games.
Mylie and I are in the works of planning a trip to Iceland. She is very excited about the geothermal springs, the volcanic mud and puffins. [singlepic id=1536 w=160 h=120 float=right] You may laugh at the thought of me floating around in geothermal pools with mud smeared all over my face and that is alright because I will get to experience……. NECROPANTS!
Necropants are more commonly known as, Nábrókarstafur. Nábrókarstafur is, well, not a tradition but it was a way to bring wealth into your life. You maybe asking yourself how can something called Necropants bring you cash?
It is easy, let me explain the recipe for the success that is known as Nábrókarstafur. [singlepic id=1537 w=320 h=240 float=right]
- get permission from a living man to use his skin after he’s dead
- After he has been buried you must dig up his body and flay the skin of the corpse in one piece from the waist down
- A coin must be stolen from a poor widow and placed in the scrotum along with the magical sign, nábrókarstafur, written on a piece of paper
- You must wear the pants
Consequently the coin will draw money into the scrotum so it will never be empty, as long as the original coin is not removed. To ensure salvation the owner has to convince someone else to overtake the pants and step into each leg as soon as he gets out of it. The necropants will thus keep the money-gathering nature for generations.
In Iceland they have NecroPants on display at the Museum of Sorcery & Witchcraft and I can’t wait to check out everything else Iceland has to offer….oh and if you are wondering what NecroPants look like……
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