Heathen Maiden

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The Heathen Maiden ("Ajdovska deklica") viewed from Erjavčeva koča

The Heathen Maiden (Slovene: "Ajdovska deklica") is a rock formation that resembles a feminine human face. It can be seen in Prisojnik near Kranjska Gora, in the Julian Alps in Slovenia. It is associated to a legend about the Goldenhorn and the vila - which is a Slavic version of Nymph - dwelling in the mountain.

Legend[edit]

The Heathen Maiden ("Ajdovska deklica") in the center

The nymph once foretold a newborn he would kill the Goldenhorn. Upon hearing her prophecy, the other nymphs punished her by turning her into the rock.[1]

Further reading[edit]

  • Cerar-Drašler, Irena (2004): Pravljične poti Slovenije, Družinski izletniški vodnik, Sidarta, Ljubljana

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