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Thread #64414 Message #1510120
Posted By: Le Scaramouche
26-Jun-05 - 07:42 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Prince Heathen
Subject: RE: Origins: Prince Heathen
I was sure I had read this story somewhere, when I saw the Hungarian bit, it clicked.
Several years ago I had read several books of folk tales and legends, which were mostly Eastern and Central European, there was a very similar story about a pagan (or Turkish) king (or knight) who kidnaps a woman who bears his child, yet refuses to have anything to do with him. I think she either plots to escape or murder him, but memory is hazy.
Anyway, take this for what it's worth until I can find the book again.