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    Sara P.
    Sara P.
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    Like in many old cities, the residents of Zagreb have developed a great number of myths and legends through the centuries. There are so many, that it
    [See the full post at: 4 Interesting Legends Of Zagreb]

    #459578

    Dušan
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    @dusan

    I never heard for any of these. All of them are pretty interesting, but number 3 is the most interesting to me because there’s almost the same legend behind Serbian Đavolja Varoš (Devil’s Town), a peculiar rock formation.

    Djavolja varos 3.jpg

    the legend says those towers as the locals call them are petrified wedding party. The devil persuaded the villagers wed a brother and sister, so God punished them and to this day the stand as a reminder that no sin will go unpunished.

    Do other Slavs have similar legends? Maybe it’s and old myth from the Slavic homeland.

    #459599

    NikeBG
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    @nikebg

    Indeed we do. We even have one that’s also called “the Petrified Wedding“. Although similar “petrified people” and legends about them exist all over the place, probably almost as popular as the places and legends about a group of girls throwing themselves off a high place in order to avoid being captured by the Turks (the various Momina skala, Momina krepost etc).

    #459601

    Dušan
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    @dusan

    @NikeBG woah that’s Nečista krv (Impure Blood) plot right there. Perhaps you’ve heard of it, it’s mandatory school reading here. Focus is on the Serbian south in the late 19th century. It’s written in the Vranje dialect, so it shouldn’t be much of a problem for you if you decide to read it.

    #459603

    NikeBG
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    @nikebg

    @dusan
    Nope, hadn’t heard of it before, but the plot does seem familiar on various levels. And just as gloomy as one other family story that we had to study at school. As well as that rite of the groom’s father having the right of prima nocte…

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