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It is impossible to understand me
I live in the graveyard of civilizations.
Here are born and died almost all of ancient civilizations.
Here in the land has more bones than soil.
Here fights in rural pubs are larger than your wars.
Here, time is measured in thousands of years.
Here things are not old, rather ancient.
Here even the sun rises just a habit.
I live in Bulgaria.
Accept me as i'm or forget.

Orpheus and the Orphic Tradition

Orpheus, one of the best loved ancient heroes, was born in Thrace. The ancient Greeks believed that he was the son of the river god Oeagrus and Calliope, the Muse of epic poetry.
A magnificent poet and singer, Orpheus rivalled even the god of poetry and music Apollo. His heavenly voice cast a spell on everything, animate and inanimate, and having joined the Argonauts on their quest for the Golden Fleece, he helped them escape the Sirens by singing so sweetly that he drowned out their perilous song. He was often portrayed playing the lyre, which Apollo gave him, and his music enchanted the trees and rocks and tamed wild beasts, and even the rivers turned in their course to follow him.
Greek myth also tells us about Orpheus' ill-fated marriage to the lovely wood nymph Eurydice. Soon after the wedding the bride was stung by a viper and died. Orpheus determined to go to the underworld and try to bring her back. Hades, the ruler of the underworld, was so moved by his playing that he gave Eurydice back to Orpheus on the condition that he not look back until they reached the upper world. Orpheus could not control his eagerness, however, and as he gained the light of day he looked back a moment too soon, and Eurydice vanished.
In his despair Orpheus forsook female company and was killed by a fierce band of Thracian women, maenads or bacchantes, during a bacchanalia, an orgiastic rite in honour of Bacchus (i.e., Dionysus). This story points to an earlier mythological source. It is certain that Orpheus was of Thracian origin; ancient art invariably portrays him in the traditional Thracian costume. He must have played an important role in the Thracian religion, of which little is known today. It would seem that in Thracian lore Orpheus was a priest or magician wielding supernatural power. Scholars believe that a philosophical cult, Orphism, was drawn from his teaching and songs. It must have originated in Thrace at the beginning of 900 BC and later spread across ancient Greece and the Mediterranean. Among its followers were even some Roman emperors.
Orphism was a distinctly aristocratic concept based on the Dionysian rites. It was a cult of the primogenitor king, fountainhead of fertility, high priest and anthropodemon. Only unmarried men initiated in the cult could perform the Orphic rites. They were known as abi?tikos ('not of life'), for theirs was not the life of ordinary men. The rites took place away from intruding eyes in deep mountain gorges and caves (such as one finds in the eastern Rhodope, the Strandzha and Sakar). The participants enacted a pantomime and a chorus sung the narrative. The high point in the ritual was the enactment of the death of the King Priest - an allusion to the archetypal myth in which the Titans dismember and devour the young god Dionysus - and the conception by the Mother Goddess. The former involved a blood sacrifice of a bull, horse or goat, or sometimes even a human; and the latter, indiscriminate mass copulation, which prompted the ancient Greek historian Herodotus to denounce the Thracians' sexual wantonness. Much later, the Orphic rites transcended into the Roman bacchanalia marked by orgiastic revelry and drunkenness in honour of Bacchus.
The time between the 7Ith and 8th centuries AD is decisive for the Balkan Peninsula and the future of Europe. The Byzantine emperor Justinian II is forcefully removed from his throne. Khan Asparuh, the founder of Danubian Bulgaria, dies in a battle against the Khazars and is succeeded by his son Tervel.

The Arab hordes are determined to enter and conquer Europe, and spread the teachings of the Islamic religion. In that moment of historical significance, a political pact between the Byzantium Empire and Bulgaria will be the cornerstone which decides the fate of the Continent and the Balkans.

With bravery and tactics will seal his name in the history of the Balkan Peninsula and Europe as the Khan who annihilated the Arab horde during the siege of Constantinople 716-718. For his deeds, the Bulgarian khan was also canonized as a saint from both the eastern Orthodox and also from the western Catholic churches, thus named St. Trivelius (or Tribellius) Theoktist the savior of Europe. The might of the Bulgarian Khan was remembered and glorified by European chroniclers up to the XVth century.
The Liberation Day, officially known as the Day of Liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman Dominion (Bulgarian: Ден на Освобождението на България от османско иго) in Bulgaria is celebrated on 3 March. It commemorates the Liberation of Bulgaria during the events of the Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878) that led to the re-establishment of a Bulgarian statehood. The Treaty of San Stefano signed on 3 March 1878 envisaged the Ottoman Empire to accept the refoundation of the Bulgarian state that was conquered in 14th century during the Bulgarian–Ottoman wars.

In Bulgaria, there are currently over 400 preserved monuments to Russians and Bulgarians. Every year on 3 March, wreaths are laid at the Shipka Monument and military honors in memory of all Russian soldiers who died fighting for the liberation of Bulgaria. Residents around the country commonly lay flowers and notes at monuments to the fallen foreign troops (Russian, Finnish and Romanian) alongside their Bulgarian counterparts. The Bulgarian Orthodox Church holds special liturgy and prayers on Liberation Day.
The Cyrillic script is a writing system used for various languages across Eurasia and is used as the national script in various Slavic, Turkic, Mongolic and Iranic-speaking countries in Southeastern Europe, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, North Asia and East Asia.

In the 9th century AD the Bulgarian Tsar Simeon I the Great, following the cultural and political course of his father Boris I, commissioned a new script, the Early Cyrillic alphabet, to be made at the Preslav Literary School in the First Bulgarian Empire, which would replace the Glagolitic script, produced earlier by Saints Cyril and Methodius and the same disciples that created the new Slavic script in Bulgaria. The usage of the Cyrillic script in Bulgaria was made official in 893. The new script became the basis of alphabets used in various languages, especially those of Orthodox Slavic origin, and non-Slavic languages influenced by Russian. For centuries Cyrillic was used by Catholic and Muslim Slavs too. As of 2019, around 250 million people in Eurasia use it as the official alphabet for their national languages, with Russia accounting for about half of them.
With the accession of Bulgaria to the European Union on 1 January 2007, Cyrillic became the third official script of the European Union, following Latin and Greek.

Many people ask me where i live....
I live there! This is my forgotten city in my forgotten world...

How to tell the infinity of time?
How to explain the obvious?
How to forgive theft and lies?
Come (in REAL Bulgaria), touch and feel the infinity of time.
Then trust whomever you choose ...

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Zoe 7 months ago
I will visit there soon. Very interesting idea to picture those times over here (Y)