|It was in the last decades of this century when the world revealed
the multiform and splendid Thracian culture, which patiently waited for
ages for this recognition under the shade of the Ancient Greek and Roman
and particularly the Ancient Greek culture, enveloped in the aureole of
glory and fame.
As contrasted with the Greek culture, the spiritual life and art of the Thracians had an independent development and they are products of the spirit of an exceptional people, which cherished its cultural traditions and through all endeavors succeeded to reach its historical inheritors. The Ionian culture flourished as soon as the Greek script appeared in 7th to 6th century BC. Probably that allowed the Ancient Greeks assign to themselves all the wealth of myths, legends and songs of the co-existing tribes: Danaos, Thracians and Cretans… Historical events and legends related with the Judean-Hemmites and their heroes Heracles and Perseus, with the Thracians Orpheus, Tamiris, Museum, Lycurgus, Tereus and others were presented before the world culture as “Old Greek Legends and Myths”. The oral creations of the peoples called by the Ancient Greeks “barbarian” were used as foundation stones for the Ancient Greek literature and culture. That was the price, which the Thracians had to pay for the lack of their own script to memorize their past. A number of myths and legends proclaimed officially as Greek, have Thracian heroes and reveal events relevant to the Thracians and were fateful for the entire Ancient world.