Ladislas and the Cuman

This is a medieval depiction of two things:

1. The battle of Kerles, in which the Hungarians defeated the Oguz. (This is recent scholarship… previousy it was thought that the battle was against the Pechenegs).

2.  An absolutely ancient steppe story that stretches from Hungary all the way to Korea, easily pre-dating the Scythians.

dscn4268.jpg

Picture quality could be a touch better, but if you click it and then look closely, you’ll see that fire is coming from the Cuman’s mouth.  This is also traditional.  Kind of like Hotel California, stabbing him with your steely lances just isn’t good enough… you have to have a chick to help you win.

Advertisements
Previous Post
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  • Featured Eyeballs

  • What’s today again?

    August 2007
    M T W T F S S
    « Jul   Sep »
     12345
    6789101112
    13141516171819
    20212223242526
    2728293031  
  • Archives

  • Blog Stats

    • 131,553 hits
  • Recent Comments

    Cults and Context |… on So, about that Bruce Jenner…
    Cults and Context |… on Yes, I AM, in fact, looking at…
    Cults and Context |… on How The Internet Says “D…
    Kat Laurange on Hungarian Military Sabre …
    Kat Laurange on Rose Garden! The Home Edi…
  • %d bloggers like this: