Heathen Maiden

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The Heathen Maiden seen from the Erjavec Lodge

The Heathen Maiden (Slovene: Ajdovska deklica) is a rock formation that resembles a female human face. It can be seen in the northern face of Mount Prisojnik near Kranjska Gora, in the Julian Alps in northwestern Slovenia. It is associated with a legend about a chamois known as Goldenhorn and a nymph (vila) dwelling in the mountain.

Legend[edit]

The Heathen Maiden in the center

A nymph once foretold that a newborn would kill the chamois known as Goldenhorn. Upon hearing her prophecy, the other nymphs punished her by turning her into a rock.[1]

Further reading[edit]

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

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