44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
Starting page: 28
P. Vas János’ column: Old writings still interesting today. Superstition and beliefs from all over the Hungarian language area regarding animals – specifically: sparrows, the cuckoo, storks (stork dung is recommended for a broken foot), the sparrow owl (bird of ill-omen), snakes, frogs, bats (if you’re forgetful, always carry the heart of a bat with you), moles, rabbits, wolves (if you feed wolf heart to your cow she’ll give plenty of milk and butter for seven years). From: From the book by Fazekas and Székely. Magvető Kiadó, Budapest. 1990. (based on Szendrey and Szendrey’s dictionary of superstitions)