The Diabletes

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Diabletes
The Diabletes
The artistic WEALTH of Lanzarote is found not only in the buildings and on the pictures and paintings that adorn their chapels
and churches, but sticking with ascentrales customs that enrich the cultural heritage of the island. A good example of this is in The Diabletes of the town of Teguise; holiday that has its roots in Aboriginal tradition, and in the fifteenth century with the arrival of the Spaniards, was hosted by the new settlers, giving giving brujeriles nuances come, according to scholars, the influence of Moorish slaves who brought with them many superstitious practices.
The figure shown Diabletes travez a goat, a symbol of virility and fertilization that Christmas night, especially on 31 December each year, walked the streets of the town scaring the children .
The role of these mask is constructed devils disguised modeled the head of the goat, but gradually evolved to become the head of a bull with horns and a few prominent threatening language.
Masquerade is completed with a closed jacket and dress pants in which he painted red and black diamonds and a series of wood or iron esquilones that act as an added bells.
Finally it gives the Diablete tied to the end of a stick with which the participants in the celebration incites bag.

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