Category Archives: Art

Mysterious Town Kitezh

Each nation has its magic, mysterious places described in folklore. Those are places of a spiritual force that mean a connection with ancestors thus with customs & traditions as well as a spiritual rebirth or the Garden of Eden on … Continue reading

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Samhain Mood

Esteemed Readers, to make the Samhain spirit more complete, I’d like to present you this wonderful folk piece of music! Enjoy listening! Maria KethuProfumo

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Fairy-Tale: Snow Maiden

  As the autumn is rather cold this year I have decided to go on the topic of winter represented in the Russian folk tales. This time it is about a Snow Maiden or Sneg’urochka as we call it. The … Continue reading

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Magical weapon in the Russian Fairy-Tales

Esteemed Readers, I suppose that it will be logical to go on a bit further about the magic background in the Russian folklore. Besides all of us are fond of magic in this or that way. So, today I invite … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles III

Esteemed Readers, it’s time for a new curious riddle. I will give you a little hint: this is a plant known to all of you. Good luck! ‘I long for an eternal spring. My colour is the colour of hope. … Continue reading

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Treasures of “Mercure Galant”: 1685

Esteemed Readers, I have discovered a wonderful collection of coins published in various editions of “Mercure Galant”. So I will share it with you, as besides a numismatic & historical value, they are true gems of art. These coins come … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Messenger of the Past – The Spirit of Carnival

Esteemed Readers, Carnival always creates a special sort of spirit! It is a joy, hope for better life & finally sunny warm days. So, I have discovered this curious drinking song in one of “Mercure Galant” editions & share it … Continue reading

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