29 Aug

During my stay in Kecskemét, Hungary, I wanted to do some research on some Hungarian mythology. The fuel behind the work that I made in Hungary is the tale of the Ördög. The Ördög is creature that lives in the underworld. It naturally appears as a creature with hooves, horns and a pointy tale but can change is appearance to either a hungarian shepherd, a fox, or a dark flame. The Ördög is tricky and cunning and it’s goal is to collect the souls that it has corrupted. And as intense as this might already sound, it gets better. When the Ördög isn’t collecting souls, it stand in hell the remainder of the time and constantly stirs a cauldron of the souls it has collected. The reward of a long day of soul corrupting is to then go home and look at your growing collection. Tough.  In old Hungarian Ördög used to be Ürdüng and the meaning of the creature is also commonly referred to in christianity terms as a devil. So, you could only expect at least one heavy metal band to be named either and it seems only fitting that for the sake of entertainment that I share a link.


2 Responses to “ördög”

  1. martintrese August 29, 2011 at 11:43 pm #

    According to the youtube description and as suggested by the album cover the band you linked to is no-fascist. They label themselves as NSBM which for a long time I had no idea what it meant but within this last year I found out if means N.ational S.ocialist (as in Nazi) B.lack M.etal. Pretty dark link Kirstie but I guess it matches the concept or Ordog.

    • kirstiesluder August 30, 2011 at 2:33 am #

      Martin, I had no idea. Thank you for the information. I didn’t actually do any research on the band, it was just one of the bands that popped up when I researched the name. I should have looked into them before I posted them, maybe. I didn’t know thats was NSBM stoodfor so thanks.

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