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"ROMANIA IS YET TO BE CONSIDERED THE CRADLE OF WHAT WE HAVE BEEN NOMINATING AS 'ANCIENT EUROPE', A VAST CULTURAL ENTITY ALREADY EXISTING BETWEEN 6,500-3,500 B.C." (...) Marija Gimbutas, U.C.L.A.

Sunday, July 10, 2005


Vlad Tepes (the Impaler). History and legend.















Foto: Simona Doxan - http://simona.deltanet.ro


Vlad Tepes was also known as Dracula, a name that became due to an abundant literature the prototype of a bloody tyrant. In fact, this was his father’s name, Vlad Dracul (with the origin in the Dragons Order, a chivalrous Order of that time). As a consequence, he became the Devil’s son, Draculea, Dracula. The Saxons from Transylvania, who were menaced to lose their privileges by the protectionist policy of the Wallachia voivode, spread the tales on Tepes cruelties. We can consider, anyway, that Vlad Tepes was a man of his times, since the cruelty was one of the methods used by the rulers to rich their goals ... Read more

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