After many years have slipped by, the leaders of the Greeks,opposed by the Fates, and damaged by the war,build a horse of mountainous size, through Pallas’s divine art,and weave planks of fir over its ribsthey pretend it’s a votive offering: this rumour spreads.They secretly hide a picked body of men, chosen by lot,there, in the
The Mummers Place.
Mummers Mummers, also called chaushi, babugers, stanchinars, dervishes, old men, surats or jamalars, are Bulgarian carnival figures – men disguised as beasts or typical characters (grandmother, grandfather, king, tax collector), always with masks on their heads, often with Chans, bells, on the belt and with fur coats on the outside.
According to an old custom in the period between Mesni and Sirni Zagovezni (Sirnitsa) in Eastern Bulgaria and between Christmas and Epiphany in Western Bulgaria. Today, everywhere in Eastern Bulgaria (even throughout Bulgaria), Kukerovden is celebrated on Sirni Zagovezni. Mummers dance in the streets to scare away evil spirits and drive away the cold, and for fertility and health they perform ritual (symbolic) actions. Mummer’s games aim to scare and drive away evil spirits and usurpers forever through special magic dances and scary masks.
Wings of temptation
“The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.” Oscar Wilde