Friend or foe, fact or fiction, the story of Tadas Blinda continues to capture the popular imaginationEveryone knows about Robin Hood. Several generations of Europeans have been brought up on the story of this noble bandit, as told in books, films, and cartoons.
But few have ever heard the name of Tadas Blinda, and the story of this mysterious figure has gripped the imagination of Lithuanians for more than a century. Blinda could be called the Robin Hood of Lithuania, and the legend of this half-historical, half-mythical hero remains to this day a prominent feature of the country’s culture.
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The real story of Blinda is shrouded in mystery, with only a few documents attesting to the…