The project partnership started to work on the implementation of the Interactive Map where users will be able to "travel" around the partners' countries discovering the similarities of the legends proposed by the partners.
The Beta version of the Interactive Map is planned to be ready for the second half of February and it will be discussed during the third partners meeting in Sofia (BG).
Essay on Heritage of the Countries
The identified legends have been analyzed at a transnational level in order to identify the common European roots. The is available.
Essay on Main Characters and Animals, Real and Mythological
The identified legends have been analyzed at a transnational level in order to identify the common European roots. The Essay on Main Characters and Animals, Real and Mythological is available.
Second Partners' Meeting
The second partners' meeting took place in Kaunas (LT) on 27 - 28 May 2019. Agnieszka Godlewska from CKZiU (PL) and Lorenzo Martellini from Pixel (IT) conducted the meeting. The partners presented the identified legends in order to assess them and to proceed with the related translations. The meeting was also the opportunity for the partners to discuss the next activity which is the production of the essays.
Legend of Gingerbread
The Polish legend of Gingerbread is available on the project portal.
A long time ago, there were many respectable bakers making gingerbread in Torun, but one of them was the most popular. He was making the sweetest mouth melting gingerbread, giving it as many shapes as his imagination would allow him; such as rounds, hearts, stars, flowers. His most elaborate were in the shape of a carriage drawn by a horse, house, princess and other folks.
Establishment of Trakai Castle
The Lithuanian legend about about the Establishment of Trakai Castle is available on the project portal.
Legend tells that Trakai appeared on women's whims. Kestutis’ Duke of Trakai and Samogitia, wife Birute was unsatisfied that there is very little water in Old Trakai (about 3 km from Trakai) compared to her birthplace Palanga. As the result in the end of XIV century Kestutis begun to build new castle on the peninsula and about 1376 moved there. Later Duke Kestutis and his son Vytautas the Great built another castle in the largest Galves lake island.
Lake Misurina and Mount Sorapiss
The Italian legend Lake Misurina and Mount Sorapiss is available on the project portal.
Misurina was the daughter of king Sorapiss. Their kingdom was in the area bordered by the Tofane, the Marmolada, Mount Antelaus and the Three peaks of Lavaredo (all mountains extending between the Italian regions of Trentino and Veneto). Sorapiss was a huge man with a kind soul. He had lost his wife when ....
Teh first Bulgarian legend is available at Devil’s bridge. The devil’s bridge is a bridge over the Arda river, municipality of Ardino, district Kardzhali. According to the legend, the creator of the bridge is craftsman Dimitar from the nearby village of Nedelino. He undertook the challenge to build a bridge over the wild river even if all that attempted this before him failed. He did a magnificent job and extremely fast as well, but died soon after he was done ...
Transnational Network of Schools
The project partners are currently creating the network of schools interested in promoting awareness of religions and foster a sense of mutual tolerance at school. Several schools have already been involved from partners' countries. Teachers and counsellors will work together with the project partners in order to develop synergies between school and labour market. Do not hesitate to contact them!
First Partners Meeting
The Kick-off meeting took place in Florence on 4 - 5 December 2018. Agnieszka Godlewska and Lorenzo Martellini presented the project and the activities to be carried out to the partners. The meeting was also an opportunity for the partners to get to know each other and to discuss all details related to the project's activities. The partners presented an example of national legend. At the end of the meeting all the partners had a clear view of the future project's implementation, the financial rules and the next activity which is the identification of 5 legends at national level.
The Parsifal project has been funded, by the European Commission through the Polish National Agency for the Erasmus+ Programme, with the aim to improve secondary school students' achievements in literacy making reference, through traditional tales and legends, to the cultural heritage surrounding them.
This process can be used to motivate students to learn, making them the protagonists of their learning process.