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Fenrir wrote:I really enjoy the gypsy jams from the Balkans for some reason
Troll wrote:And tündér. We borrowed tündérs from Slavic folklore (vili). They are magical beings, similar to nymphs in Greek mythology. Our picture of tündér later changed due to Anglo-Saxon influence, it became elvish. Maybe this is why in the Hungarian version of The Lord of the Rings elf is translated as tünde (another word for tündér), althouhg tündérs have nothing to do with elves.
Troll wrote:And we have tons of Matthias Corvinus tales. He wasn't a really good king actually, but he still became a folk hero.
Ärväthyyll wrote:I have a feeling we talked about this before somewhere? Matthias Corvinus is insanely popular here. He is burried under mt. Peca. When there will be too much injustice, he will wake up and save us. I guess he's our king Arthur.
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