Krakow Legends part1

posted on 2nd of december, 2013

Wawel Dragon Legend

A popular version of the Wawel Dragon tale takes place in Kraków during the reign of King Krakus, the city's legendary founder.
Each day the evil dragon would beat a path of destruction across the countryside, killing the civilians, pillaging their homes and devouring their livestock. In many versions of the story, the dragon especially enjoyed eating young maidens, and could only be appeased if the townsfolk left a young girl in front of its cave once a month. The King certainly wanted to put a stop to the dragon, but his bravest knights fell to its fiery breath. In the versions involving the sacrifice of young girls, every girl in the city was eventually sacrificed except one, the...

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Posted by Kamell on December 09, 2013
Thank You :)
Posted by Opreaioan on December 09, 2013
Man, you should realy write a book or something. You got the talents, that for shure.
Posted by Fallostupido on December 09, 2013

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Krakow Legends part2

posted on 2nd of december, 2013


One of the most famous legends about the city of Krakow is the Legend of the Trumpeter.

Historically, the city of Krakow could be seen from the tallest of the two towers of the Mariacki Church of Saint Mary.

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In a little room at the top of the tower a watchman stood guard over the city protecting it from danger.
If an emergency arose, he would blow his trumpet alerting the people.
In the 13th century, the brutal Tartars invaded the land, burning farms, plundering and killing. One night on his watch, when most of the townspeople were in church, the watchman noticed a group of Tartars approaching the city intending to attack.
He immediately blew a loud, clear warning...

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Posted by Egomezta on December 05, 2013
Amazing images.
Posted by FabioConcetta on December 04, 2013
This is also a wonderful story, still waiting for another series of "legends", really compliments ... I forgot ... the photos are very beautiful as always!
Posted by Kamell on December 03, 2013
Thank you so much for visiting and reading the legend:)

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Krakow Legends part3

posted on 4th of december, 2013

Krakow pigeons

Numerous legends purport to explain the presence of numerous pigeons on the Main Square.
According to one legend, Henry IV Probus,
who tried to take over the Senioral Province during the period of regional disintegration of Poland, attempted to go to Rome with financial offerings in order to gain papal approval for his coronation.
However, a certain enchantress turned his knights into pigeons.
They pecked out some pebbles from the walls of St. Mary's Church, which then turned into gold.
With these riches the prince set off to Vatican, but while on his way he lost everything and never managed to...

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Posted by FabioConcetta on December 06, 2013
Another beautiful legend, Krakow must be a really nice city to medieval character!
Posted by Kamell on December 05, 2013
Thanks :)
Posted by Laurasinelle on December 05, 2013
Thanks for sharing!

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Wawel Castle in Krakow , history and legend .

posted on 28th of december, 2013

The Gothic Wawel Castle in Kraków in Poland was built at the behest of Casimir III the Great, who reigned from 1333 to 1370, and consists of a number of structures situated around the central courtyard.
In the 14th century it was rebuilt by Jogaila and Jadwiga of Poland. Their reign saw the addition of the tower called the Hen's Foot (Kurza Stopka) and the Danish Tower . The Jadwiga and Jogaila Chamber, in which the sword Szczerbiec, was used in coronation ceremonies, is exhibited today and is another remnant of this period. Other structures were developed on the hill during that time as well, in order to serve as quarters for the numerous clergy, royal clerks and craftsmen. Defensive walls and towers such as Jordanka, Lubranka, Sandomierska,...

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Posted by Kamell on December 29, 2013
You are cordially invited. I'll help with pleasure.
Posted by Egomezta on December 29, 2013
Amazing place, thanks for sharing.
Posted by Kamell on December 29, 2013
I am happy , that you like it :-)

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