Dentsa Lubenova Ignatova, 5.b
Dentsa Lubenova Ignatova, 5.b
This is only one of the many legends, and perhapsnot even the best known one, attempting to offer anexplanation of how the...
A bird flew bringing them bad tidings.Their father, the founder of Old Great Bulgaria wason his deathbed.In his last hours...
Soon after their father’s death, the Khazars invaded the land. The Khazars Khan Ashinaconquered the capital Phanagoria. Hu...
Her brothers kept their vows in different ways. Bayan stayed with his sister and recognized the supremacy of the Khazars. ...
The brothers who left secretly arranged with Hubaand Bayan to send word by a golden thread tied tothe leg of a dove if the...
While Huba and Bayan managed to reach the newlydiscovered land by Asparukh (present-dayBulgaria), they were both mortally ...
Martenitsi are always given as gifts.People never buy martenitsi forthemselves. They are given toloved ones, friends, and ...
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.This publication reflects the views only of the aut...
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  1. 1. Dentsa Lubenova Ignatova, 5.b
  2. 2. Dentsa Lubenova Ignatova, 5.b
  3. 3. This is only one of the many legends, and perhapsnot even the best known one, attempting to offer anexplanation of how the tradition of creating andwearing martenitsa started.Khan Kubrats (632–665) five sons went huntingaccompanied by their sister Huba. When theyreached the Danube river they saw a silver stag.Mesmerized, the men did not dare shoot at it. Thestag crossed over to the opposite bank of the rivershowing them a ford. Dentsa Lubenova Ignatova, 5.b
  4. 4. A bird flew bringing them bad tidings.Their father, the founder of Old Great Bulgaria wason his deathbed.In his last hours Kubrats last will was to tell hisoffspring—Bayan, Kotrag, Asparukh, Kuber andAltsek—not to sever the still tenuous link betweenthe different Bulgarian tribes.His sons vowed to defend Bulgaria. Dentsa Lubenova Ignatova, 5.b
  5. 5. Soon after their father’s death, the Khazars invaded the land. The Khazars Khan Ashinaconquered the capital Phanagoria. Huba,Kubrats daughter, was captured by Ashina.Hoping to give her brothers a chance to freedom,Huba attempted suicide but was stopped by theguards. Dentsa Lubenova Ignatova, 5.b
  6. 6. Her brothers kept their vows in different ways. Bayan stayed with his sister and recognized the supremacy of the Khazars. Kotrag went northwards, to the River Volga, while Asparukh, Kuber and Altsek went south to search for a new land without oppressors. Dentsa Lubenova Ignatova, 5.b
  7. 7. The brothers who left secretly arranged with Hubaand Bayan to send word by a golden thread tied tothe leg of a dove if they were able to find a free land.One day a falcon sent by Asparukh flew into Hubasroom and she and Bayan quickly made plans toescape. Just as they were looking for a place tocross the Danube River, Khazar pursuers spottedthem and rushed toward them.Trying to find a ford, Huba let the falcon free. Shetied a white thread to its leg and handed it to herbrother. Just as the bird was about to take off, anenemy arrow pierced Bayan and his blood stainedthe white thread. Dentsa Lubenova Ignatova, 5.b
  8. 8. While Huba and Bayan managed to reach the newlydiscovered land by Asparukh (present-dayBulgaria), they were both mortally wounded.Asparukh rushed to the side of his dying brother andsister but he could not save them. After their deathhe tore the pieces of white-and-red blood stainedyarn and adorned his soldiers with them. Dentsa Lubenova Ignatova, 5.b
  9. 9. Martenitsi are always given as gifts.People never buy martenitsi forthemselves. They are given toloved ones, friends, and thosepeople whom one feels close to.They are worn on clothing, oraround the wrist or neck, until thewearer sees a stork or swallowreturning from migration, or ablossoming tree, and then removesthe Martenitsa and hangs it on ablossoming tree. Dentsa Lubenova Ignatova, 5.b
  10. 10. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commissioncannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the informationcontained therein. Dentsa Lubenova Ignatova, 5.b

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