Wawel and the Dragon

by Aleksandra Górna Ozdemir March. 31, 2020 401 views






'Most popular fairy tale about Dragon:

Once upon a time, when King Krakus was reigning in Krakow and the Wawel Castle was his residence, people led calm, happy lives. But one day people heard strange noises from the underground of the castle and discovered that a dragon lived there!

The dragon was very hungry and demanded food from the residents. If they didn’t grant them with food, the dragon was simply devouring them. It created havoc everywhere. The whole city was terrified and begged the king for a solution.

King Krakus was scared as well and wanted to stop the madness. He was thinking for quite some time and came up with a competition – whoever defeats and kills the dragon will marry his daughter, princess Wanda and win the crown. 

A lot of brave men turned up to fight with the beast, but none of them succeeded. The dragon was becoming stronger and stronger and killed every daredevil that was on his way. People started thinking there was no hope for killing the monster.

And then Skuba, a poor shoemaker, came up with a trick. He decided to use the dragon’s gluttony. He took a sheep’s skin and filled it with hay and… sulphur. Skuba slipped the sheep to the dragon.

The beast ate the sheep. The sulphur made it so thirsty, that it ran to the Vistula river. It drank, and drank, and drank until it exploded!

The king kept his promise, Skuba married Wanda. And we can still admire the castle today.

source: https://discovercracow.com/wawel-dragon/

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Berckmans Peter 10 months, 4 weeks ago

Quite a classic story. Love it

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Aleksandra Górna Ozdemir Replied to Berckmans Peter 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you.

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Antonio Gil 10 months, 4 weeks ago

Love these old legend stories. TFS Ola

10 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
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