Hallewijn or Heer Halowyn
The title of a Dutch ballad, deriving from the Apocryphal tale of Judith and Holofernes (whence Hallewin), known in all parts of Europe from Italy to Scandinavia, Hungary to England: probably composed not earlier than the 15th century. The ballad, as derived from its ancient source, shows the closest correspondence to the original in the Netherlands version, for only in that ballad does the heroine tell Hallewijn’s mother that she is carrying the head and then bring the head to her fathers hall. All Biblical reference is however lost. In the ballad, the girl is lured from her castle by the music of the knight. He threatens to kill her as he had her sisters. In the various versions, she kills him, or she is killed and avenged by her brothers, or she is rescued by the brothers.
In the German versions, the knight is Ullinger, Ulrich, etc., and the girl is killed and avenged or she escapes. The Hungarian Molnar Anna is an offshoot of the German. The English Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight or May Collin (Child #4) has preserved in some versions the supernatural character of the knight, a mischievous, malevolent nature added as the ballad migrated through Scandinavia. In France Renaud is the killer; in Italy the ballad is known as Monferrina; in Spain and Portugal it is Rico Franco. The death of the girl is avenged by her 3 brothers in the Czech ballad The Murderer. The ballad is said to be very popular in Poland. Taken all in all, the Hallewijn ballads be the most widespread in Europe.
Kicked Out of Heaven Vol. III
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The Untold History of The White Races Cir. 700 – 1700 a.d.
585 pages 720 pictures
Kicked Out of Heaven Vol. III is divided into 2 parts. The First part of this volume goes over The Catholic Church’s history during the Dark Ages & Medieval Times. These are a some of the things that are discussed: The Castrati (Castrated Boy Choir), Holy Blood & Organs, Jesus’s Holy Prepuce (Foreskin), The Penance & Anathema, The Fish Bishop, Saints that Levitate, The Incorruptible Saints, The Nun Manias, All Religious Holidays explained, The Heretics: The Luciferians, The Spanish Inquisition. The Second half of this book is a focus on the art of the times. These are the subjects reviewed: Monsters & Gargoyles, Castles & Knight Armory, More on Medicine & Magic, More on Werewolves, Demons & Hell, Over 100 Different Black Madonnas & Moorish Saints, The Catacomb Bone Churches, The Bejewelled Saints, Aliens, Astrology & Alchemy………………….