<p><br> Spring festivals in the Pyrenees feature local men playing the role of bears awakening from hibernation.</p>
Spring festivals in the Pyrenees feature local men playing the role of bears awakening from hibernation.
Europe’s Wild Men
They become bears, stags, and devils. They evoke death but bestow fertile life. They live in the modern era, but they summon old traditions.
This story appears in the April 2013 issue of National Geographic magazine.
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