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DIGGERS IN SEARCH FOR BUKEFAL


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In the last few months several illegal diggers at the Plackovica mountains are in search of Alexander the Great his secret city, because they heard that somewhere in a cave in those mountains hides a huge treasure and Alexander's golden horse, Bukefal.

The diggers are mining every place on which they think the treasure is located. Many mountain lover associations reacted furious to the mining of the caves by destroying the natural beauties.

They call for the government to do something to stop these diggers destroy the mountains.

For the people who don't know who Bukefal is; Bukefal was the horse of the famous Macedonian king, Alexander the Great. That horse led Alexander thru every battle and as far as India, where the horse eventually died, in honour to his horse Alexander named a city after him (close to modern day Jhelum in Pakistan).

The legend how they met begins with a Thessalian, bringing a wild horse to Philip II for him to buy. Nobody could tame down the gorgeous horse. Alexander, however, publicly defied his father and claimed that he could handle the horse. Alexander's reaction was viewed by his father to be immature, in addition to being disrespectful to all the people that failed to tame down Bukefal.

For that reason, Philip proposed, and Alexander agreed instantly, that if Alexander could ride the the "wild" horse, Philip would buy it; on the other hand, if not Alexander failed at taming down Bukefal, he would have to pay the price of the horse, which was 13 talents, an enormous sum for a boy of Alexander's age to have.

Alexander apparently noticed that the horse had been shying away from its own shadow, and so he led it gently into the sun, so that its shadow was behind it, all the while stroking it gently and whispering into its ear. Eventually the horse let Alexander mount him, and the 12 year-old Alexander was able to show his equestrian skill to his father and all who were watching.

Alexander called his horse Bukefal (Bucephalus) which means, Oxhead. His horse had a rather big head.

MD: If they find such a treasure that would be magnificent, but we don't think they will, and especially not with mining the whole place, how dumb can a human being be?

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Great news! By the way, what is the meaning of the name "Bukefal"?

We appreciate you like it. Bukefal (Bucephalus) means Oxhead. Alexander named the horse like that because it had a rather big head.

Interesting :) I'm always fascinated by different languages.

I googled for a dictionary and found http://www.idividi.com.mk/recnik/index.htm to look up the words "ox" and "head" in macedonian. It displays "глава" and "вол". Since I can't read the script, I googled it. The latin alphabet equivalents are "vol" and "glava".

So, ox+head=vol+glava=volglava?!?

How is Volglava related to Bukefal? Do you believe that it is a result of a linguistic transition through the years or some sort of a synonym?

(btw nice blog!)

bucephalus is a GREEK NAME hence the GREEKNESS OF THE MACEDONIANS

no wonder you wannabe'macedonians' SLAVS cannot understant its meaning!

Alexandar the Great's other name is Alexandar of Makedonija!
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