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La Casa del Gringo Loco

Commonly known in Spanish as ´La Casa Del Gringo Loco´, it is located in Sangolqui, and it is very famous in the region. There are lots of stories about this place, but as far as we know, its owner was a French man who used to stroll around the neighborhood, but after his death (many years ago) the place has …

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8 de Octubre Tunnel´s Beggar

8 de Octubre Tunnel´s Beggar In Montevideo, there is an old tunnel used to connect 8 de Octubre Avenue and 18 de Julio Avenue. It is said that after the tunnel was built, there was a drunk beggar who was looking down into the tunnel and fell. Stunned after the accident, he walked towards the tunnel entrance, and unfortunately he …

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Mátyás

Mátyás (1440–1490) In Hungarian legend, a king noted for his just rule. He became popular among the peasants during his lifetime for his humane measures in alleviating the hard life of the serfs. Shortly after his death Mátyás became the subject of numerous legends in the manner of King Arthur or King Solomon. Up to the beginning of the 20th …

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Mati-Syra-Zemlya

Mati-Syra-Zemlya (moist Mother Earth) In Russian mythology, earth goddess. The worship of Mati-Syra-Zemlya continued in Russia up to the eve of World War I, when peasants invoked her protection against the spread of cholera. At midnight the old women of the village would gather, summoning one another without the knowledge of the men. Nine virgins would be chosen to go …

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Marko the Gravedigger

Marko, the Gravedigger is in Russian folklore, a monk who restored the dead to life. Marko was a gravedigger for the Holy Crypt Monastery during the Middle Ages. One day he dug a grave that was not very wide. When the body was brought to the grave, the monks “began to grumble at Marko, for it was neither possible to …

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Mihr

Mihr In Armenian mythology, the fire god, derived in part from the Persian god Mithras. His worship was added to that of Vahagn, who was a sun, lightning, and fire god native to Armenia. Taken from the Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow Copyright © 2009 by Anthony …

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Aramazd

Aramazd In Armenian mythology, supreme god, derived in part from the Persian good god, Ahura Mazda. Aramazd was the giver of prosperity, abundance, and fatness to the land. He made the fields fertile and may therefore have been a rain god. He was the father of the gods Anahita, Nane, and Mihr. Taken from the Encyclopedia of World Mythology and …

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Masnavi

Masnavi, The (Mathnawi, Mathnwi-iMa’nawi, Mesnevi) (couplets) Persian mystical poem in 27,000 couplets, divided into six books, written in the 13th century by Rumi, a Sufi mystic. It embodies fables, folklore, legends from the Koran, and religious and moral teaching. The Masnavi is considered Rumi’s major work, being one of the most important documents of the Sufis, a mystic order related …

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