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Have you ever heard something about the legendary Zorro? (In Spanish- fox). The typical image of him is a dashing in the black-clad masked with a silver sharp sword in a hand. He was an outlaw defending poor people. I came across of this half-legendary character many years ago and to my disbelief the story was based on California's outlaw - Joaquina Muriety. I remember as small child in the primary school every boy wanted to be famous Zorro in the fancy dress ball, so in the end we had about 20th Zorros and one king Arthur :-) what a lovely memories!
I bet you heard about English legendary hero, considered as one of the most famous. A highly skilled archer, who lived in a Sherwood Forest with a group of his companions. He is well known for his extremely tight green tights :-) and for the famous catchphrase "robbing from the rich and giving to the poor". I am talking about Robin Hood the superhero in English folklore. Personally, I think he surpassed Zorro and became a Don Corleone of sorts.
One of top interesting Spanish characters is Don Juan. Actually, he wasn't a heroic outlaw but a person who took a great pleasure in seducing women and fighting with their man. What is worth to remember that among Spaniards and in their culture the name Don Juan is well known and associated with a "womanizer":-). It is quite strange but Polish people and Slovakians share the same character of many legends and poems. Jerzy Janosik / Juraj Jánošík is pretty similar to the character of Robin Hood. Fortunately, according to the legends he wore white chunky wool trousers and instead of a bow he had a mountain axe in his hand :-)
This is it! Feel free to add your comments to anything I have written. I would like you to share with me your opinions and ideas :-) maybe you know some blood freezing legend or outlaw from your country!?
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