Α slavic myth says that Rusalkas were alluring water nymphs known for their beautiful song. They probably originated as fertility spirits, associated with particular lakes and with the life-giving power of water.
But they were later said to be the souls of children who had died at a young age, or of women who had drowned themselves. Their song lured passers-by into the water.
One story told how a Rusalka left the water when she fell in love with a mortal prince. Continue reading
Άυλη πολιτιστική κληρονομιά της UNESCO τα περίφημα αρώματα της Γκρας
Η πόλη Γκρας στην Κυανή Ακτή έγινε κοιτίδα της αρωματοποιίας τον 16ο αιώνα, καθώς τα βυρσοδεψεία της ζητούσαν αρωματικές πρώτες ύλες για να κατεργάζονται τα δέρματα και να αρωματίζουν τα γάντια
The know-how related to the perfume of Grasse was inscribed on the list of the intangible cultural heritage of Humanity by a specialized committee of Unesco meeting in Port-Louis, capital of Mauritius.
Each year, the Unesco Committee meets to evaluate nominations and decide whether or not to include the intangible cultural practices and expressions of intangible heritage proposed by the States Parties to the 2003 Convention.
In November 28, a specialized committee of Unesco meeting in Port-Louis, capital of Mauritius, decided to register the know-how related to the perfume of Grasse in the Alpes-Maritimes.