Saturday, October 26, 2013

WTF Iceland? Nábrók

Are these the most terrifying trousers ever? The 17th century NECROPANTS made from corpse legs - and are supposed to be lucky | Mail Online:

In order to make the necropants (called nábrók in the naive tongue) an individual had to get permission from a living man to use his skin after his death. The surviving member of the pact had to dig up his dead friend's body and peel off the skin of the corpse from the waist down in one piece without any holes or scratches, to make the magical trousers.
There's a picture of some nábrók over there. I won't put it here though. I don't want to have skinsuit nightmares.

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