Amusing Romanian Superstitions

Superstitions. Who hasn't them? You might not have been the first person to take a few steps back when you saw a black cat, just to ward off any bad luck. Superstitions are associated with positive beliefs in magic and fate. Science can prove them wrong at any moment....

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The Bogeyman Legend in Romania – The Bau Bau

There is happy news this Halloween for our traveling friends from all over the world. Those who joined The Adventures of Kiara Yew or read our articles on Romanian folklore already know that we discovered a lot of mythical villains by now. We thought this year a great...

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Romanian Mythical Monsters

Want to find out more about Romanian mythical monsters, besides the ever-present Dracula? This article is about to introduce you to the heroes and villains of Romanian folklore! They are very similar to the beasts in the rest of the European mythologies and ever...

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The Werewolf Legends of Romania

The belief that ill-mannered humans can metamorphose into werewolves is quite common in Central and Eastern European rural areas. Even Italians and Sicilians have, in their folk stories, a similar belief in lycanthropy, or the ability to assume the form and...

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Romanian Wolf Legends

The Wolf in Romanian Mythology With 15% of the total, Romania has one of the largest populations of wolves in Europe, Russia not included. So there must be a lot of Romanian wolf legends out there, right? For those willing to indulge in some serious wolf watching,...

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Martisor Romania 1 of March Celebration

Martisor Romania is a Spring celebration held on the first day of March. It is an old tradition; people still preserve all over Romania. Mărțișor [mərt͡siˈʃor] which derives from the Romanian word for March (Martie) is a kind of trinket or amulet. The little Mărțișor...

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Maramures Giants Legend

The Maramures Giants (Legenda uriașilor in Romanian) is a Romanian folklore legend. Here you will find a beautiful saga about the last family of giants that lived on earth. The legends say that in the ancient history of our planet, different creatures lived and then...

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Blajinii or the Kind Hearted Ones

In the Romanian folklore, there is a fantastic legend about Blajinii or “the Kind Hearted Ones.” Other names for them are “Rohmani” and "The White Ones. Depictions of Blajinii in stories, show them as semi-divine creatures. They live at the edge of our world, where...

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Traveling to the Lands of Blajinii

Here we are, going to the lands of Blajinii for the first time. The Romanian folklore is including many stories about creatures that lived on Earth or within the Earth. In Bucovina, the northern part of Moldavia, people believe in some creatures called Blajinii,...

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The Hidden Legend of Manole

Romanian folk literature revolves around four major mythical themes: the foundation of the Romanian ethnic group, death and transhumance, love and desire for the unattainable, and last but not least sacrifice for creation. The following theme was materialized in a...

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Amusing Romanian Superstitions

Amusing Romanian Superstitions

Superstitions. Who hasn't them? You might not have been the first person to take a few steps back when you saw a black cat, just to ward off any bad luck. Superstitions are associated with positive beliefs in magic and fate. Science can prove them wrong at any moment....

read more
The Bogeyman Legend in Romania – The Bau Bau

The Bogeyman Legend in Romania – The Bau Bau

There is happy news this Halloween for our traveling friends from all over the world. Those who joined The Adventures of Kiara Yew or read our articles on Romanian folklore already know that we discovered a lot of mythical villains by now. We thought this year a great...

read more
Romanian Mythical Monsters

Romanian Mythical Monsters

Want to find out more about Romanian mythical monsters, besides the ever-present Dracula? This article is about to introduce you to the heroes and villains of Romanian folklore! They are very similar to the beasts in the rest of the European mythologies and ever...

read more
The Werewolf Legends of Romania

The Werewolf Legends of Romania

The belief that ill-mannered humans can metamorphose into werewolves is quite common in Central and Eastern European rural areas. Even Italians and Sicilians have, in their folk stories, a similar belief in lycanthropy, or the ability to assume the form and...

read more
Romanian Wolf Legends

Romanian Wolf Legends

The Wolf in Romanian Mythology With 15% of the total, Romania has one of the largest populations of wolves in Europe, Russia not included. So there must be a lot of Romanian wolf legends out there, right? For those willing to indulge in some serious wolf watching,...

read more
Martisor Romania 1 of March Celebration

Martisor Romania 1 of March Celebration

Martisor Romania is a Spring celebration held on the first day of March. It is an old tradition; people still preserve all over Romania. Mărțișor [mərt͡siˈʃor] which derives from the Romanian word for March (Martie) is a kind of trinket or amulet. The little Mărțișor...

read more
Maramures Giants Legend

Maramures Giants Legend

The Maramures Giants (Legenda uriașilor in Romanian) is a Romanian folklore legend. Here you will find a beautiful saga about the last family of giants that lived on earth. The legends say that in the ancient history of our planet, different creatures lived and then...

read more
Blajinii or the Kind Hearted Ones

Blajinii or the Kind Hearted Ones

In the Romanian folklore, there is a fantastic legend about Blajinii or “the Kind Hearted Ones.” Other names for them are “Rohmani” and "The White Ones. Depictions of Blajinii in stories, show them as semi-divine creatures. They live at the edge of our world, where...

read more
Traveling to the Lands of Blajinii

Traveling to the Lands of Blajinii

Here we are, going to the lands of Blajinii for the first time. The Romanian folklore is including many stories about creatures that lived on Earth or within the Earth. In Bucovina, the northern part of Moldavia, people believe in some creatures called Blajinii,...

read more
The Hidden Legend of Manole

The Hidden Legend of Manole

Romanian folk literature revolves around four major mythical themes: the foundation of the Romanian ethnic group, death and transhumance, love and desire for the unattainable, and last but not least sacrifice for creation. The following theme was materialized in a...

read more

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