The action taking place in Vallachia (nowadays the southern part of Romania)in the 19th century, reveals a magical world lost to us, a world filled with superstitions and magical beasts unlike anything one's ever seen... Discover this world of fairytales through the eyes of Mihai Deleanu.
Also watch for the author's comments on key pages. A lot of related topics are explained in depth
UPDATES EVERY SUNDAY WITH 2 PAGES STARTING MAY 2011.
25 years old, graduated from University of Architecture and Urban Planning "Ion Mincu" Bucharest, Romania, currently studying for her master degree in Restoration of Historical Monuments and Sites. Passionate about historical studies and avid manga reader decided in 2009 to start a series set in the 19th century Principalities of Valachia and Moldavia (to later unite in 1859 and to become the Kingdom of Romania several years later).
St. Ilie or Elijah, for the English speaking people, is known in the Romanian folklore to strike down devils with lightning wherever he sees them. Devils however, don't neccesarily have to die of this. They can be maimed or crippled or barely scratched.
Romanian devils (and I suspect most Eastern European ones) are a bit special. In the way they appear and in the way they act.
For a first they are tricksters, shrewed and are depicted humanly in fairytales (they eat, sleep, have families, a household). For a second they live/hide in very specific places: waters (lakes, ponds, rivers but not seas), under roof eaves, under trees, in cellars. Usually they like shade and darkness and to hang around at crossroads.
For each of these habits of theirs there's somesort of logical explanation. Around waters usually there's vegetation thus shade. Crossroads are favoured because the land is not blessed. Also people used to burry criminals and suicidals at crossroads.
So if you had the stereotipical, Satan, king of Hell who likes fire(opposite of water), hot enviroments, our devils are more tame and a tad more stupid I'd say.