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Monday, May 10, 2010

answers to mystery five

Hi, we are Héctor, Juanjo, Gemma, Carmen and Aurora.From seconds bach.we have tried to solve this mystery. We hope it's ok.

Discovering spot

Mystery one:
mala mulieres mulieres meae
The peddler is selling apples.

Mystery two
audi: The company name is based on the surname of the founder August Horch, the name itself an English cognate with the English word "hark", meaning listen — which when translated into Latin, becomes Audi.

We think, this spot could be related to Cadmus and "Spartes". By the instructions of Athena, Cadmus sowed the dragon's teeth in the ground, from which there sprang a race of fierce armed men, called Spartes ("sown"). By throwing a stone among them, Cadmus caused them to fall upon one another until only five survived, who assisted him to build the Cadmeia or citadel of Thebes, and became the founders of the noblest families of that city. This is the onlly myth I found with a generation of similar beings.

Mystery three:
All Italian cities that runs in this video show images of monuments from Classical, Renaissance or Neo-classical periods, or Galleries where you can find Roman pictures, sculptures or things with classical references:

Classical:Colosseo (Roma),Foro Romano, Valley of Temples (Agrigento)
Renaissance and Galleries:Duomo (Firenze), Santa María Salute (Venezia), San Antonio (Padova), Pisa, Piazza San Pedro (Roma), fontana quattro fiumi (Roma), Chiesa Sant'Agnese (Roma), Galeria Borromini (Roma) palazzo Spada (Roma), Museo Bargello (Firenze), Galeria Borghese (Roma), Palacio Altemps, Galeria Uffizzi (Firenze)
Neoclassical:piazza San marco (Venezia)

We think, music is choosen by the last image, the Primavera from Botticelli, with Venus in the middle of the picture. The music is Spring, from Vivaldi.


  1. Hallo Héctor, Juanjo, Gemma, Carmen and Aurora! I think we can consider Mystery 5 solved. It was not so simple... You were able with puzle and the idea to relate the spot with Cadmus and "Spartes" is suggestive. So, BRAVO. Only one thing: are you sure about music?