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by Archaeology Newsroom

Alexander the Great and the mythological heritage

Eschatological inventions have always played an important role in the creation of works of art. Thus, the introduction of religious beliefs, which,at certain periods of time, blend in with new ideologies has as a consequence the dissemination of folk traditions that are observed in the mythological legacy that comes down to us. A literary Medieval adaptation of the Romance of Alexander the Great, which exists in our Medieval literature as well as other, Slavic adaptations of the myth, offer us vital leads to the tale of the search for the fountain of life.