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Turul Statue, Szenta

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The statue of the Turul hovers menacingly near the top of the funicular leading up to Castle Hill. In ravaging the grandmother of Arpad, so the legend goes, the Turul was established as the progenitor of Hungary's first reigning dynasty. His symbol was a nationalist representation of a distinct Magyar identity. This particular Turul was cast by Gyula Donath in 1905. Other manifestations of the bird may be found atop the Szabadsag bridge and on the gates of Parliament.