Zalmoxe

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Zalmoxis is a divinity of the Dacians (a people of the lower Danube), mentioned by Herodotus in his Histories IV, 93–96.
In later interpretations, which began with Jordanes (6th century AC) and proliferated during the 19th and 20th century, mainly in Romania (where it is known by the name of Zamolxis), he was regarded as the sole god of the Getae or as a legendary social and religious reformer who, according to Herodotus, taught the Dacians a belief in immortality, so that they considered dying merely as going to Zalmoxis. Herodotus states that Zalmoxis was also called by some of the Dacians Gebeleizis, which led some researchers to conclude that Dacians were actually henotheists or even polytheists.

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Cu straiul cel mai mândru îmbracat
Din nouă zări voinici s-au adunat,
Înveşmântaţi, ca mândri fraţi de dor,
În apa norilor scăldaţi,

Veşmânt de flori
Să-i pună-n zori,
Veşmânt curat
Că-i împărat.
Veşmânt de flori
Să-i pună-n zori
Şi brâul lat
Că-i împărat.

Voievozi cu schiptru fermecat
În apa vie drumul şi-au aflat,
Înveşmântaţi,
Genunchiul au plecat,
Pe drumul norilor purtaţi.

Veşmânt de flori
Să-i pună-n zori,
Veşmânt curat
Că-i împărat.
Veşmânt de flori
Să-i pună-n zori
Şi brâul lat
Că-i împărat.



Zboară zăgane că tu oi zgodi
Cea vatră cu şapte peceţi ferecată,
Unde toţi voievozii luminii-au zidit
Ca în lume mândria rămâie curată.


zăgan=vultur
a zgodi=a găsi

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from Voievozii, released February 29, 2008
Alexandru Dumitrescu Florescu (Andi Dumitrescu)

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Bucium Bucharest, Romania

Bucium are a Romanian ambient folk-rock band defined by the use of two violins together with guitar, bass, drums, traditional instruments and vocals.
Coming from a progressive area, Bucium convey – in a contemporary note – traditions, rhythms
and popular believes, along with a show containing multimedia projection that turns their LIVE
performance into a true cultural musical act.
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