Christmas Song / Winter Nights

Each Christmas, Nomen Est Omen has a meme song. Ian Anderson’s “Christmas Song” is a constant one in our hall of fame. In 2018 we chose the traditional “Carol of the Bells”, arranged by Al Di Meola, from the album “Winter Nights”.  Speaking of which, between winter nights enjoyed behind a window of a warm […]

Nomen Est Omen at the Brancoveanu Palace Mogosoaia

The Cultural Center “Brancoveanu Palaces” Mogosoaia is a special place on the cultural map of Romania. Beyond the architecture itself and the collection of carpets, the visual art exhibitions organized in the Palace and the adjacent spaces, the events involving concerts, theater plays, movies, poetry and literature, make the former residence Brancoveanu / Bibescu, one of […]

Women in the Middle Ages

In the Middle Ages, depending on time and region, women held several functions, they could be mother, wife, worker in agriculture or crafts, nun, noble lady, even “fulltime” queen, there where no Salic Law, which offered this right exclusively to men, operated. About the oldest profession in the world there is no sense in developing this […]

Most Beloved Historical Figures in Romania

No matter where in this world, actors who played important historical figures remained in the public consciousness in relation to those roles. On the other hand, the general public associates history to a lesser extent with textbooks or classes at their school and more with seen movies. The importance of choosing the actors, costumes, set design and props […]

The Time for Medieval Festivals

Most medieval festivals in Romania are organized in summer, between late spring and beginning of autumn. There are exceptions, such as a Christmas Medieval Sighisoara, in 1997, or the festival in Mogosoaia, from November 2018 to confine myself to just two examples. Low temperatures coupled with wind take away potential spectators and disturbs seriously the actors. The scorching […]

Who is that Man Riding through the Barren Valley

  In the past twenty-five years, the animation shows in Romanians medieval festivals grown exponentially in terms of professionalism. From actors training to props, everything has improved dramatically. From the surcoats with heraldy and window dressing props in the 90s, reconstruction groups from 2018 have aquired meantime chainmails, shields and real weapons and they know how to use […]

A Sheriff in Sebes

In my childhood, Romanian Television broadcasted, among others, the extremely popular TV series, “A sheriff in New York”, made between 1970 and 1977, whose original title was actually “McCloud” – named after the main character. The sheriff rode in New York almost the entire generic, among the ‘modern’ cars of the 70s. Later, when I arrived in the […]