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The Ljubljana Dragon

The story goes like this : “Once upon a time, Greek hero Jason and his Argonaut comrades stole a golden fleece, the coat of a golden ram, from the King of Colchis on the Black Sea. On board the Argo they fled their pursuers and found themselves at the mouth of the River Danube instead of going south towards the Aegean Sea and their Greek homeland. There was no way back, so they went on, up the Danube and then along the River Ljubljanica. They had to stop at the source of the Ljubljanica and overwintered here. They then took the Argo apart and in the spring carried it on their shoulders to the Adriatic coast, where they put it back together again and went on their way. According to the legend, on their arrival between what is now Vrhnika and Ljubljana, the Argonauts came across a large lake with a marsh alongside. Here lived a terrible marsh dragon that Jason killed after a heroic struggle. The monster would have been the Ljubljana dragon. It is said that Jason should have been the first real Ljubljana citizen.”

Our days, the Dragon became Ljubljana’s symbol, placed as well on the town flag , on the Dragon Bridge –Zmajski mostP1070374aaa, that’s crosses the Ljubljanica River.between Kopitar Street –Kopitarjeva ulica and Ressel Street –Resljeva cestaP1060955aaa,defending the city P1070372aaa, or you can even spot the Dragon ,along Ljubljanica river,on a sunny day P1070162aaa , or in a old graphic P1070268aaa or even in a cup of coffee 426451_482535855133309_732681706_n . The Dragon will always find ways to take you to the story land;)

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3 comments on “The Ljubljana Dragon

  1. Lucas
    April 5, 2013

    Wow, I love it!! Thank you for liking my blog post and referring me there! That’s a wonderful blog and as a Slovenian who goes to Ljubljana every day, I would love to see it through your eyes.

    Like

  2. Alexa
    September 29, 2014

    That was very nice, thanks for the help on my school project!
    -Canadian highschooler

    Liked by 1 person

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