October 17, 2012

Pagan Girl / Ajdovska deklica


Ajdovska deklica is a picturesque rock face of a woman that found its own special place in folk fable. The antropomorph rock formation was created by erosion of grained dolomite and is 12 metres tall (7 metres on the gradual side) and up to 2 metres wide. The legend says that the Pagan Girl (Ajdovska deklica) is an image of a petrified pagan giantess. She was a kind and warm-hearted woman who would help mountaineers and people transporting goods find their way through snow blizzards to Trenta. She was also a fate deity (Sojenica) who was able to foretell the destiny of the newborn. She foretold a newborn baby boy from Trenta that he would become a brave hunter, unrivalled by other at the foot of Prisank. He would shoot a white chamois with golden horns, sell the horns and become incredibly rich. When the other Fates heard of her prophesy, they cursed her. As soon as she returned to her home in Prisank, she turned to stone.


(Source: Tuši's blog)



5 comments:

  1. Yesssss, it's a woman

    Really impressive!!!!

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  2. I like your photos Suzie, so I'll visit you here very often.
    You're also invited to participate in my blog.
    Have a nice day!

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