The Turul Bird Picture

This statue or the Turul bird can be found in the Castle of Buda, in Budapest, Hungary. It's really high up.

Older picture, I think I took it in 2005.

From Wikipedia: The Turul is the most important mythological bird of the origin myth of the Magyars (Hungarian people). It is a messenger of god in Hungarian mythology, who sits on top of the tree of life along with the other spirits of unborn children in the form of birds.

The Turul represents the god's power and will. The Turul was seen as the ancestor of Attila, and it was also the symbol of the Huns. The Hungarian Turul is often represented carrying the flaming Sword of God (sword of Attila).
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