A csodakút legendája / The Legend of the Magic Well

A csodakút legendája / The Legend of the Magic Well


THE LEGEND OF THE MAGIC WELL
Magyarkanizsa A new well was dug at Kanizsa. Its water was
yellowish and evaporated a flammable gas. These characteristics were the basis of the
legends about the miraculous effects of the water. A story about a local gipsy girl was born, whose sore joints were healed by this water. What I can tell you about this gipsy girl here, so to speak when she was a young little girl,
over that meadow, she looked after some geese. She was a poor gipsy girl, who was treated
bad enough by life to have this disease… Her bones were all crooked,
she was far from being pretty. Later on, while playing over there
in the mud and the dirt, she was treading near the place
where the first fountain was, and also that special grey mud thing, she bathed in it, she tripped and fell,
and so on… she got covered all over by mud,
which is natural. Sometimes she washed is off,
sometimes she did not. As time was passing by her bones started to straighten, these rheumatological things,
as they call it nowadays… Back in the days they just said
“croocked bones” became straight, and the girl
turned out to be beautiful. The pretty girl was later married
by a Hungarian baron. The municipal leadership of the city started sending samples for examination to Budapest a year after the first fountain was found. On August 13, 1913 they open the
Magic Well Artesian Bathhouse of Magyarkanizsa The water was used for treating rheumatological,
muscular, arthritic and neurologic diseases. The water was bottled for years. The label said: Water of the Magic Well – Magyarkanizsa The Legend of the Magic Well Special thanks to Mr Sándor Balaton for the narration

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