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Mercure Galant: Arrival of Messire Contarini, Ambassador of Venice

Esteemed Readers, far in the past visits of foreign Ambassadors & other people of dignity were accompanied with solemnity & the air of celebration too. Here is a little description Mercure Galant gives concerning arrival of the Venetian Ambassador to … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Madrigal de Mr. Tesson

Esteemed Readers, “Mercure Galant” is full of amazing information, including poems written by its readers. So, today I present you a translation of a madrigal created by a mysterious Messire Tesson. Let’s revive his emotions in our hi-tech present & … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles V

Esteemed Readers, it’s time for a new magical riddle. I’d recommend you to save this text as a good piece of advice, as this very riddle is extremely wise. I will give you a little hint: this quality exists in … 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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Russian Slavic Pagan Gods

The Russian Pagan Pantheon is very similar in its meaning to the Roman mythology as the Slavic society used to be pagan & shared the same views. However, the ancient Russians carved statues of their gods from wood. Often they … Continue reading

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Russian Mythology: Slavic Origins

What is comprehended under the Russian mythology is a branch of various Slavic beliefs & traditions once wide-spread all over Europe. The Slavs represent a huge Indo-European group of diverse peoples, which had a bright individuality. We can make this conclusions … Continue reading

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