canada goose black friday sale Curiosity About The Meaning of My Name Lead to Finding FairiesStranger things have happened. All my life people have had a fascination with my name, Ilona. They canada goose shop uk also misspell it, mispronounce it, and generally must be reminded several times before they remember it ( which I never mind, and consider perfectly normal). I’ve had a fascination with the name myself, and a few years back started an investigation of discovery on the name „Ilona”. canada goose black friday sale
What does this have to do with Hungarian fairies? I am so glad you asked that question! Do pull up your chair and read on.
buy canada goose jacket I wrote about it when noting what I found about words in canada goose outlet toronto address the canada goose uk site language group of the Ugric/Finno, The Name Ilona. An old name book which I had long since lost track of, cited the meaning of the name „Ilona” as „Beautiful spinner”. I wanted to follow that rabbit trail and it led me to seeking out why that old name book made a connection with beauty and the occupation of spinner. buy canada goose jacket
In reading old fairy tales, there are many that tell of fairies that will spin for the lady of canada goose outlet factory the house, often canada goose outlet black friday in exchange for something. Getting rid of spinning fairies can be tricky it is said, and the connection is there in many fairytales of different cultures. The stories pulled me in further. Ilona spinner fairy. the threads were starting to create the cord I was to follow. Tndr Ilona arrives on the scene.
What Did Hungarians Believe?
canada goose store The word „Tndr” is sort of a fairy person, and there are stories about a queen of the „nymphs”, the beautiful „Tndr Ilona”. Nymphs were often associated with heaven, mountains, and wet places. They are something of a minor nature deity in pagan religions. canada goose store
Going back in time. what the Hungarians believed.
The Hungarians had an idea of a Creator God who was supreme, but they also had ideas of „spirit beings” such as the tndr. Since it is a fairly well accepted idea that Hungarians were monotheistic from an early time, their ideas of the Tndr correlate with a view of good canada goose coats uk and evil forces in that unseen world, similar to many ancient views revealed in the old myths and legends. One scholar articulates the Hungarian spiritual view like this:
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The chroniclers were not able to mention names of Hun deities, simply because there were [none]. Notwithstanding, they recognized that the Huns/Magyars indeed had a Divinity whom they worshiped, who was never represented with images and whose name was not revealed. They called Him „Creator of universe”, „Lord of all”, „Almighty God” and titles like these.
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Theophylaktos wrote: „[they] invoke and worship as God the One that created the universe”;
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The Gesta Hungarorum states: „rpd asked the grace of the Almighty God, to give them that land forever”.
From these and other records it appears evident that they were monotheist since old, before they had contact with Christianity”.
Explaining the unexplainable and ancient ideas required tales
uk canada goose outlet Hungarian Folk TalesAnd yet Hungarians had folk tales of fairy beings of many sorts, the tndr being the more benevolent of them. In some of the stories spinning is one of the things that a benevolent fairy or elf might do. The name „Ilona” is a remnant of those beliefs and stories. Today it is equated with the name „Helen”, the name from a western, very different, language group. uk canada goose outlet
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Spinning was an important occupational skill for women and many fairy tales have elements of spinning along with fairy activity in them. canada goose outlet eu Sleeping Beauty was wounded by her spindle before she fell into the enchanted sleep. It is no surprise that a fairy name should be connected with the art of spinning.
Would you like to read a real fairy tale from Hungary? Good! I found one for you.
Hungarian Fairytales Have Familiar ElementsMotifs found in Hungarian Fairy Stories
Folktales and fairytales often express common ideas or concerns of people in an entertaining form. The Hungarian ones will have the plot form that we know so well in movies: boy ( usually a prince) finds girl (often a fairy princess) boy loses girl, but in the end they reunite, while the impostor or the villain who tried to divide them gets just desserts. There is usually an old woman who makes trouble somewhere in the story, or an unworthy rival.
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Animals, including bats, make appearances in many of the tales.
Young girls are admonished to make good use of themselves with housekeeping abilities, and to forgo such traits as vanity, selfishness, and pride. The humble, and beautiful ones like Cinderella are the ones canada goose outlet website legit that get the prince.