I hope you'll forgive my tongue-in-cheek title--but what I want to discuss in this thread is so strange and obscure that I felt the humor
Let's get down to it, then.
From the Basque word for Devil, "Galtzagorri", meaning literally, 'Red(1) Pants';
to other historical references to demonic apparitions, as seen below in this example of a Medieval illlumination depicting the Green Man;
to one of my own encounters with a demonic being who was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, of all the things (which you can read about in full if you
. Note: the description of the encounter that we had with the
red-sweatshirted demon is located in PART III which is on the first page of the thread);
I think it is safe to say that there might be something interesting going on here. Or, at least, I think it's interesting.
So, here's what I'm asking you, ATS
Why in the world do you think that this kind of thing would happen?
Is it simply because red is associated with blood and gore--or is there something else to it?
And if it is just the color association--then why would they be wearing only a single article of clothing (with that piece of clothing being
this bright cadmium red)?
I am of the opinion that there MUST be some reason. But unfortunately, despite my best efforts, I can't find much of anything on the internet about
this--besides what I've already posted for you here. So if any of you have access to old books or records of some sort, would you please help me in
learning more about this? And for those who don't--any wisdom you can offer on the matter would be greatly-appreciated.
Ideally, I would like this to be a thread dedicated to brainstorming this quandary--this is not a thread about the existence of demons--and if you
don't want to believe in them I'm totally jiggy with that. Therefore any comments regarding that debate will be ignored by me. I just wanted to make
that known to you so that you don't think I'm being rude or ignoring those comments for no reason, since I'm sure I'm about to get some.
(1) gorri: `Red'. This is an indigenous Basque word; the Basque linguist Azkue suggested it might be derived from an ancient element *gor `flesh' (and
hence `flesh-colored), but this is doubtful. This color name has a number of transferred meanings: `high fever', `vigorous, energetic', and `cruel,
edit on 21-10-2015 by rukia because: being a perfectionist