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the beggining of the ninth century), we know that, in the seventh century, Justinian II moved from Balkan area (Macedonia) around 150.000 Slavs. From that number, he later chosed 30,000 strong enough to fight and who were included in military campaigns against the Arabs in 692. In Macedonian folklore, there are many folk songs, stories, legends and myths with ancient Macedonian content registered and popularized in the sixteenth, eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Some even feature foreign travelogue writers who visited Macedonia. In Macedonian folklore there is a number of Macedonian folk works about some of the ancient Macedonian monarchs. There are certain folklore elements (especially in the folk stories) which are undoubtedly rooted in the time of ancient Macedonia. For example, there are several motifs that are reminiscent of ancient Macedonia: the lion (which existed in ancient Macedonia and is frequently present in Macedonian folk stories, and also in heraldry); the king with the horn (dedicated to Alexander the Great); the bobcat; the philosopher; the three brothers (taken from Herodotusâ€&#x; story about the creation of Macedonia); the cult of water; the belief that the crow is evil and that the eagle is noble, along with many others. Macedonian folklore is a rich source of insight into contemporary Macedonia and could invite revealing comparisons with the ancient Macedonian cultural heritage. There are many customs, ceremonies and beliefs that the ancient Macedonians bequeathed to the Macedonians of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. For example, Herodotus wrote that during celebrations in ancient Macedonia, men sat separately from women. This custom has been evident to the writers of Macedonian folklore from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and is even evident today. The custom of breaking bread during wedding ceremonies, mentioned by Alexander the Great's biographer, Quintus Curtius Rufus still persists. The treatment of the men's belt on the national dress as a symbol of masculinity

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