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Mysterious Kiev: legendary places and their history

Mysterious Kiev: 5 legendary places and their history

Kiev is an ancient city with many mystical stories and mysteries! We present You some very interesting legends, which probably will reveal something new.

1. Bald mountain

One legend says that our land snake interlace, and in the place where it bites its own tail, and is Bald mountain is the most powerful and mystical place on the planet. This hill has seen a variety of stories and events. Rumor has it that the mountain is guarded by ancient guardians, which to this day does not allow any man to touch this place. According to the legend, here was going on the Sabbath the witches, and the devil’s servants performed rituals. Continue reading

Hygiene in ancient times and the feudal system

Empirical observation from everyday experience in the field of personal life, and eventually of social practice was the basis of hygienic knowledge already in ancient times. Based on the instinctive desire of people to preserve life and health, these observations gradually expanded. Depending on the climatic conditions in which people lived, from the habits and social organization of society, hygiene measures, covering a wider field of life improved, although there are no theoretical foundations for their improvement did not exist: the practice is considerably ahead of theory, as is often the case in other areas of human knowledge.

The simplest hygienic rules, some of which have survived until now, were known to many ancient peoples 3000-4000 years BC. In ancient Chinese medical books were discovered hygienic rules and tips regarding proper diet, mode of work, rest and sleep, and beneficial effects of natural factors on human health. Continue reading

Secrets of the Kiev caves

It is estimated that there are approximately 200 cave structures, the total length of which nobody knows. This and ancient monasteries, and underground labyrinths of Kyiv fortresses, caves and traps. The origin of some still not installed.

ROOKERY “MOON DEMON”

From time immemorial well-known legend about the great and powerful Serpent, the Dragon dwelling in the cave somewhere on the outskirts of Kiev . To pay off him, residents gave the monster the most beautiful girls. Some researchers strongly argue that Snakes actually existed! And the cave is almost in the heart of the city.

Together with the Vice-President of the club “national secrets” candidate of physico-mathematical Sciences Alexey Glazing we go to snake rookery. We pass a few hundred meters down the slope Current near the street of Frunze, and Leont’ev points to the cave on top of a hill. Continue reading

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