In the dark woodlands of the rotting root and withered branch, roamed the Brethren Wolf- the death cult to the Algonquin god Malsum, who were heralded by the sign of the falling leaf. Their fires could be seen on wicked nights, in the hollows where even the desperate doe dare not tread. These ritual wooden masks of the cult were often discovered by English settlers in the surrounding area who regarded the native legends and folklore with disdain, as they claimed not to fear the Autumn demons whose ghostly whispers were said to linger in the night's crisp breeze.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
The Mask of Malsum
Kieran Sidhe brings us a ritual mask from the Cult of Malsum of the Nissequogue Hollows. Mulsum, also known as Malsumsis, is a real mythological figure.