A Brazilian fan of the deck explains why it is his favorite to read
People from all sorts of backgrounds become involved with Tarot, and also have different reasons for choosing the deck they use.
For Leonardo Chioda, a Tarot card reader from Brazil, his interest goes back to his childhood. His
A conjuring trick gone horribly wrong unleashed a mythical beast
Prague legends include many mystical animals, including a unicorn. While the story is a bit vague, this majestic creature is more than welcome next to the city’s mermaid, werewolf, talking horse, house sprites, demonic rabbit, possessed dogs and cats, and ghostly goat
The Bohemian crown and St Wenceslas' helmet both have magic powers
The real Bohemian Crown Jewels are only shown to the public on special occasions. The rest of the time, copies are on display at Prague Castle. Over the centuries, many tales have become associated with them.
The year 2018 is the
The elaborate stone portal is filled with messages of duality and transformation
On Old Town Square, there is a house with a plaque saying Albert Einstein used to stop by there. But the house is quite old and has another claim to fame.
The house gets its name from a strange depiction
The lure of free gold led a barber down the path to ruin
Sometimes having a decent profession isn’t enough. A barber during the time of Emperor Rudolf II was growing bored with cutting hair and shaving people, and the occasional blood letting or bone setting, since barbers were also amateur
A wealthy nobleman tried to break up a romance by having his daughter become a nun
The rich should marry the rich, and the poor should marry the poor. That idea was long held to be true, especially among the upper classes.
The daughter of a wealthy nobleman fell in love with
The image of an amphibian above a door is reminder of a comical tale
Not all of Prague’s legends are scary ones. Some are more like extended jokes. The tale of the House at the Green Frog is one such knee-slapper.
Just off Old Town Square is a large complex of connected
A dragon-slaying knight and his white lion now guard Charles Bridge
Not all of the statues on Charles Bridge are actually on top of the bridge. There is one off to the side of one of the supports, and that is the medieval knight Bruncvík, with his magic sword, trusty white
The mysterious spectres wander the same small group of streets
The area around Prague Castle has quite a few frightening apparitions. Two of the most unsettling are at Jánský vršek, just down some steps from Nerudova Street.
The tale may have been one story a long time ago, as some parts overlap,
The building on Národní třída has been haunted for over 650 years
A bit lost on busy Národní třída in the commercial shopping area of Prague is a building and courtyard called Platýz Palace. It is easy from the street level cafés and shops to overlook that the building is a