Category Archives: mythology

Louis XIV Asks Riddles IX

Esteemed Readers, as you know sport existed even in the 17th century, so I offer you a sportive riddle this time! Good luck! 🙂 🏆🏆🏆 “In a light & green prison I move without rest. At least those who love … Continue reading

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Milorad Pavic: The Horses of Saint Mark

Esteemed Readers, if you wish to know early works by Milorad Pavic, the set of his short stories named “The Horses of Saint Mark/St. Mark’s Horses” (1976) is a wonderful literary opportunity. Young Pavic is yet distant from his writing … Continue reading

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Milorad Pavic: The Star Mantle

To create some mystic air of the Summer Solstice I have chosen the novel “The Star Mantle” (2000) which Milorad Pavic presented as a brief astrological reference for whose who are unfamiliar with it. I remember when I was choosing … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles I

  Esteemed Readers, it is already 2021 & we go on our section of the historical riddles. This time I have chosen a very romantic one as soon St Valentine’s comes. Let it be a good hint for you. Good … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Cadmus et Hermione

Esteemed Readers, to keep up the solemn New Year spirit I would like to share with you this charming chaconne from J.-B. Lully’s opera “Cadmus et Hermione”. This is the first opera composed & performed in France. Lully presented it … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Louis XIV Travels to Luxembourg VIII

Esteemed Readers, mile by mile we are approaching Luxembourg. The weather is fine, it is summer & the borders are already at our sight: “On the 19th (of the given month) we passed four lieues & have arrived to Estain … Continue reading

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Russian New Year Tale: Ded Moroz

New Year is impossible without Father Frost, in the modern Russian folklore he is called Ded Mor’oz. Strangely enough this character, who must have belonged to the ancient Russian mythology or at least to the international one, has too poor … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles XII

Esteemed Readers, what about an enigma to cheer your holiday spirit up? I offer you one in accordance with the Christmas time. It seems to be not too difficult & might be perfect for any Christmas company: “A good old … Continue reading

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Russian Fairy Tales in Cinema: F’inest, the Brave Falcon

If you desire to comprehend the essence of a true Russian super-hero traditionally named bogat’ir, Esteemed Readers, this movie is made for you. Our folklore regards a bogat’ir as a man of almost giant’s size, very strong & brave…although not too … Continue reading

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Russian Fairy Tales in Cinema: Barbara the Fair with the Silken Hair

Esteemed Readers, The Soviet cinema has been a golden epoch of the Russian culture, so, no matter the lack of the true folklore identity, it would be unfair to omit the tales – movies made in that period. All of … Continue reading

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