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Legends from Ceahlau Massif

26 July 2010 No Comment

ceahlau-legendsCeahlau Massif is the most well known mountain of Moldavia and so are its legends. The strange shapes that different stones have are the reason for all the legends that revolve around Ceahlau Mountain and that have their own contribution to the mystic aura of this mountain. Just like a giant that sits with his forehead into the sun, Ceahlau Mountain waits calm the tourists that want to see these strange rocks with their own eyes and to experience the feeling you have once you reached the top of the mountain.

The legend of Toaca Peak from Ceahlau – As all the other important rocks from Ceahalau Mountain, Toaca Peak also has its own legend. The story talks about some giants that lived here. These people were ox breeders. One winter a disease killed almost all of them. Only a boy and a girl managed to escape with few animals. What they did next was to start building a tower each so that people from the east could see them…

The legend of the Tower of Butu and Ana from Ceahlau – The legend of these rocks is presented to us by C Matase who speaks about Butu as a brave warrior from the time of ruler Alexandru cel Bun that was inloved with the king’s daughter Ana. They wanted to get married but unfortunately during a battle Butu was killed. Against her will, she had to marry another man…

The legend of Stanilelor Stones from Ceahlau – The legend talks about a shepherd Stanila that came to these places with his herd of sheep. He heard that the grass was good here and the warm sun was ever friendly. One day he saw a girl, Maria that was the daughter of the wealthiest shepherd in the area. Because Stanila was poor and had few sheep Maria didn’t want to look at him…

The legend of “Polita cu Crini” from Ceahlau The first legend is about a monk that went into the mountains to pray and be closer to God. He stopped to this place called “Polita cu Crini” where he built a small shelter. In front of his house he had a small garden where he raises lilies. The second legend speaks about a clever hunter called Vasile that was married a wealthy girl. One day he told her about the beauty of a place called “Polita cu Crini” and about a goat with her cub…

The legend of “Piatra Teiului” Stone from Ceahlau The locals call it The Devil’s Rock and they also have few legends about this place. The most common one is the one that says that the rock is changing place each night and when the devil comes to it all the animals become silent and all the fires from all the surrounding houses go down…

The legend of “Piatra Lacrimata” Stone from Ceahlau As every rock from the mountain Ceahlau this one has its own legend but it was lost in time. The main characteristic of it is that it looks like a human face that weeps…

The legend of “Piatra Ciobanului” Stone from Ceahlau Very few tourists know the legend of this stone that talks about the beauty of these places and a kind of people famous for their bravery and their herds of ox. Among these people there was a young shepherd that was a great story teller and that gathered all the animals around him to hear his stories..

The legend of Panaghia Stone from Ceahlau There are few stories about this rock but the most beautiful and interesting one is the legend that was presented to us by the writer Calistrat Hogas. He says that Panaghia was a beautiful girl that the Fates took her on the mountain in the cave of the monk Ghedeon to protect her from the envy of people…

The legend of Ceahlau Mountain Ceahlau Mountain, the old mountain king from the Moldavian Carpathians, considered by the Daci to be the home of their god Zamolxis, it is said that took birth because of the emperor Traian. After he conquered these places he ordered to all the slaves to build a big mountain that will protect them from savage armies. He placed a soldier on top of the mountain that was supposed to let the people know if they’re under attack…

The legend of Dochia Stone from Ceahlau This is the stone with the biggest number of legends from the Ceahlau Mountain. It seems that the name of the rock comes from the St Martira Evdokia. There is a legend that speaks about an old female shepherd that was dressed with many sheepskins…

The legend of Detunate from Ceahlau The existence of these rocks is justified by the locals with two old stories. The legend says that the stones called Detunate were once only one big rock. In a hot summer day a big rain starts to poor from the sky. Another legend about these rocks talks about a very wealthy but stingy king that wouldn’t want to leave his fortune to his followers and buried it under these rocks…

The legend of “Claile lui Miron” Stones from Ceahlau Although it represents a touristic attraction for those that climb the mountain, there are few that know the local legend of these stones. The legend speaks of an old shepherd who many years back, came here from Secu or Izvorul Alb with his sheep…

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