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The Dragon Of Krakow (Cracow)

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S: Legend of the Polish Dragon

BC: The city grew up around the hill which was called Krakow, in honour of Krakus. When Krakus died, all the people gave him a magnificent burial, and erected a little hill on his tomb which you can see today.

FC: The legend of the Polish Dragon

1: A long time ago, on the Vistula river there was a small village inhabited by peaceful people.

2: Near this village there was Wawel Hill. Inside Wawel hill there was a deep cave.

3: No man had ever gone inside that cave, and some peoplee said that a terrible dragon lived there.

4: The young people of this village didn’t believe it and they wanted to check it.

5: The old people of this village said that they coudn't go there because if somebody entered it, all the town would suffer.

6: But the young people took some torches and went to the cave. They awoke the dragon. He was very angry because they had awaken him of his sleep.

7: From that day on, every day the dragon appeared at the village and he took a sheep or young virgins. People tried to kill the dragon, but they couldn’t.

8: In this village lived a shoemaker called Krakus.

9: He had a plan to kill the dragon. He killed one sheep and inside it he put yellow paste made of sulfur.

10: Then, he left the sheep near Wawel Hill. When the dragon arrived, he saw the sheep and he started to eat it.

11: The dragon had a terrible fire within him, and a terrible thirst.

12: It rushed to the Vistula River and started drinking. It drank and drank and could not stop.

13: It went on drinking till suddenly there was a great explosion, and the dragon exploded. All the people were very happy. Krakus was made ruler of the village, and they built a castle on Wawel Hill.

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  • Title: The Dragon Of Krakow (Cracow)
  • This is a Polish legend of Cracow city.
  • Tags: cracow, dragon, poland
  • Published: almost 10 years ago