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Ties With Ancient Cultures

Astrology is an ancient art that has links to the ancient peoples of the world. The Babylonians, the Egyptians, the Maya and the Chinese all looked to interpret the night sky. Ancestors of these ancient people are the Hungarians – they have produced many leading astrological thought leaders, possibly through their close association with the land they have inhabited for millenia.

The Hungarians, or Magyars, are a nation and ethnic group native to the historical Hungarian lands. A nation of ‘proto-hungarians’ lived in the Carpathian Basin with their own distinct language. The location of the country, in the centre of Europe, means that the country has been invaded from all sides for eternity.

The ancient language of the proto-hungarians incorporated Runes that many cultures in prehistory used. The ‘Hungarian Runes’ are specific and indentifyable. An artefact dating back to 13-18,000 BC was found in the Jankovich Cave of Bajót.

Hungarian csikos (Cowboy)

During the 4th millennium BC, the Uralic-speaking peoples who were living in the central and southern regions of the Urals split up and headed west. The Hungarian language diverged from its Ugric relatives in the first half of the 1st millennium BC, with evidence that the tribe settled near present day southern Bashkortostan, between the Volga River and the Ural Mountains.

The ‘Hungarians’ – a mix of the proto-hungarians, Magyars, Huns, Avars, Arpads, Turks and Romans formed a nation under the first King of Hungary – Istvan 1 (Stephen 1) in 1000 AD. Under the Kings of Hungary, the old, pagan roots were systematically erradicated, but the pagan heart of the Hungarians withstood the religious and idealogical presecution and remains strong today.

The geography of Hungary has traditionally been defined by its two main waterways, the Danube and Tisza rivers, located on what is regarded as the Circumboreal Region – this meant that it has been at the crossroads of invading and marauding armies for thousands of years – each leaving their mark, but unable to dent the national culture.

It is the Hungarians and their link to the natural and possibly spirital world, means that astrology is an obvious area of interest for the people.

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