Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Hooded Man

Inside the Vajdahunyad Castle in Budapest is this hooded man, sitting for eternity. The statue represents Anonymous, a thirteenth century chronicler whose work "Gesta Hungarorum", written in Latin and based on earlier chronicles now lost, contains the Hunnish-Hungarian cycle of legends as well as the history of the Magyar Conquest and of the first kings of the House of Árpád. Very little is known about him, except the fact that he worked for the court.