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The miraculous hind – A divine guide

3rd May 2018
Category: Hungary

Deer in Mythology In Turkish and Hungarian mythology, the deer is one of the most important animals, along with the turul – also a divine guiding presence – and the female wolf. The earliest known depiction of this is from the 4th century BC. The stag represents Tengri’s – the main God’s – realm, the […]

Mysteries of Madrid “The Palace Architect”

19th April 2018
Category: Spain

Who knows what we are capable of If there are no limits Beyond the limits Winter is approaching Frost crackling on the ground The afternoon is sweet and sunny   This quote is from the song ‘Memorie di una Testa Tagliata’ (‘Memories of a Severed Mind’) by the Italian band Consorzio Suonatori Indipendenti. The lyrics […]

Mysteries of Madrid “The Rastro”

12th April 2018
Category: Spain

One cannot talk about Madrid on a Sunday morning without mentioning the Rastro. This is the most famous street market in the Spanish capital and indeed the whole of Spain. Here you can buy everything under the sun, from priceless antiques to bric-a-brac hardly worth bargaining for. But let us take a moment to consider […]

Mysteries of Madrid “The Cannibal Father”

29th March 2018
Category: Spain

When we had come unto the fourth day, Gaddo Threw himself down outstretched before my feet, Saying, ‘My father, why dost thou not help me?’ And there he died; and, as thou seest me, I saw the three fall, one by one, between The fifth day and the sixth; whence I betook me, Already blind, […]

Anonymus – Chronicler of the Hungarians

28th March 2018
Category: Hungary

In literature and art, those whose names are not known are often called Anonymous, meaning “nameless” or “unnamed”. To Hungarians, the name Anonymus – with latin spelling – belongs to the most important chronicler of the Hungarian king, – probably Béla III. He never signed his writings, only as P. dictus magister (“Master P.”). He […]

Baphomet’s Casino no.1

23rd March 2018
Category: Novels

David Collins stared lazily and unfocused at himself in the bathroom mirror, splashed his face with cold water and slurred aloud to himself ‘Pull yourself together man. 43 years old, not bad looking, it’s not the end of the world’. It had been a bad day. His boss had been very apologetic. Economic crisis. Cutbacks. […]

Mysteries of Madrid “The House of Cats”

22nd March 2018
Category: Spain

No sooner had the reverberation of my blows sunk into silence, than I was answered by a voice from within the tomb! – by a cry, at first muffled and broken, like the sobbing of a child, and then quickly swelling into one long, loud, continuous scream, utterly anomalous and inhuman – a howl – […]

Mysteries of Madrid “The Cats”

14th March 2018
Category: Spain

I married early, and was happy to find in my wife a disposition not uncongenial with my own. Observing my partiality for domestic pets, she lost no opportunity of procuring those of the most agreeable kind. We had birds, gold-fish, a fine dog, rabbits, a small monkey, and a cat. This latter was a remarkably […]

Mysteries of Madrid “The Goblin’s House”

7th March 2018
Category: Spain

The forest is no longer swarming; Not a breath stirs the countryside. The last of the lamplight flickers and is consumed. The hut, plebeian, Casts an imposing shadow. In the bedroom, furnished with glass and silk; The inhabitants surrender to sleep And everything is consumed by darkness. Oh peaceful night! Oh suspended life! Imitating death. […]

The Elf and the Wizard

6th March 2018
Category: Novels

Mischievous yet kind-hearted, sprightly and lithe, Viktoria was well-liked in the community where she lived. Rarely a moment passed when she would not make someone smile with happiness. The Elven Viktoria lived on the outskirts of town with Petri, one of the Tall Ones, in a compact though well designed bydlet and, while proud of […]

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