Archive for the ‘mythology’ Category
This very nice cover from Latvia was sent by Oleg, thank you! It was posted in Rīga on June 9 and arrived on June 11, 2014.
The left stamp was issued on February 23, 2008, and depicts an Easter Egg.
The middle stamp commemorates Latvian fairy tales. It was issued on August 23, 2008.
See also: #472 Latvia 10/11/13
My first cover from Paraguay was sent by Fernando, thank you! It was posted in Asunción on September 17 and arrived on September 27, 2013.
The attached stamps were cut out of their mini-sheets, which both were issued in 2012. The top stamp commemorates the 150th anniversary of the death of Carlos Antonio López (1792-1862), who was the first president of Paraguay.
Ivan sent me this nice cover from Križevci, Croatia. It was posted on July 28 and arrived on August 1, 2011.
The stamp set on top was issued on 15 January 2003 and commemorates the Croatian Fairy World. It depicts the fairies Kosjenka and Tintilinić.
The bottom stamp was issued on 25 March 2003. It commemorates the 600th anniversary of Hrvoje’s Missal.
Thank you, Jean Pierre, for sending this nice cover from French Polynesia! It was posted in Arue (Tahiti) on January 26 and arrived on February 2, 2011.
The left stamp was issued on October 14, 2010. It depicts a moth of the sphinx genus. The two right stamps were issued on December 9, 2010. They commemorate the Legend of Moua Puta. It is said that the god Hiro wanted to steal the mountain Rotui, which is the most beautiful place on the island of Moorea. At the Rotui the dead make a rest before they go to underworld. One night Hiro wanted to steal the mountain, but the warrior Pai drove him back by throwing a lance at him. The lance pierced the other famous mountain of the island, which since then is called Moua Puta, “pierced mountain”