Primary School of Viliam Záborský, Vráble, Slovakia
Made for Comenius program:
Wandering through the History and Culture of Europe.
Legends and tales
*In this presentation you will have chance to
know some of our legends connected with
our castles and heroes.
*We think that the most important for
Slovakia is the legend about Juro Jánošík.
The legend of King
Svatopluk´s three rods 1
The King Svatopluk wanted to see his three sons
before the death. He gave each of them a twig and
ordered them to break it. Young men have done it
Then the king gave all three tied
twigs and again he said them to
break a bunch of twigs.
This task was much
The legend of King
Svätopluk three rods 2
*This way he showed them how important the
* After the death of Svätopluk in 894, his sons
shared Great Moravia.
*A Hungarian invasion in 907
has ended its existence.
*Bebek lived with his wife and kids in the region called
Gemer. He was a shepherd of the sheep. They were
poor. One day Bebek with the sheep were in the meadow
and saw a big stone on the road.
* When he threw it away, he found money underneath.
Then he saw that the stone fluoresces. He took him to
the king. They found there that it is a diamond.
* The king gave him money and built 7 sheep-folds for
him. But really they were 7 castles and Krásna Hôrka
was one of them.
The legend of the castle
called Krásna Hôrka
The well of love - TrenČín castle
One of the oldest but also the most beautiful Slovak
legend is about Omar, Fatima and the Well of Love.
It is famous and connected with the Trenčín Castle.
It talks about love of the Turkish pasha Omar and the
beautiful girl Fatima.
Fatima was the captive
of the monarch Stephen
Zápoľský at this castle.
Omar had to dig the well in
the rock when he wanted to save her.
With the words : „Zápoľský, you have the water, but
not the heart“ he took Fatima back home.
LEGEND of Beckov Castle
* According to the legend, Ctibor built this castle for
his clown Becko .
*One day when Ctibor was very sad,
only clown Becko could cheer him.
*Ctibor kept his word and built the castle.
*When the castle was finished
he liked it so much that he wanted
to have it as a residence.
*Becko sold him the castle then.
*It was the most unconquerable
castle in that time.
*It stands on the very high rock.
Bojnice: Legend about the
*A lord with his wife lived in Bojnice castle. She was as good as an
angel. She liked to help people.
*Young lord had to leave to the war. When he came back, bad people
lied to him-his lady was amusing all nights with unknown knights.
His wife was innocent and she was sentenced.
*The verdict: A young lady with her baby,
who was born after the husband went
to the war, had to jump off
Huňady´s tower to the stone dike.
* If she was innocent nothing should
happen to them and when she
transgressed their life should end.
*And it happened. A young lady together with
her little baby in her arms jumped into depth.
*Instead of the fall, the castle lady with her
baby flew high up to the sky.
*Heartsore castle lord left to the monastery
forever. Since then you can hear strange voices
from Huňady´s tower.
Legend -JuraJ Jánošík 1
*The most important Slovak hero is Juraj Jánošík, a
legendary outlaw and the Slovak Robin Hood.
*Jánošík was born in a little village Terchová in Malá
*It was 300 years ago. He didn´t like oppression and
*He wanted to help poor people.
*He became a captain of outlaw
group, when he was 23 years old.
* According to the legend,
he robbed nobles and gave the loot
to the poor.
Jánošík had incredible strength thank to the
miraculous things that he received from fairies .
*It was VALAŠKA - a kind of axe, but smaller and
lighter - very sharp and fast and it was able to cut
*WHITE SHIRT resistant from bullets and swords.
*Then it was his MAGIC BELT which made him strong
*Juro’s special HAIRDO which was made by fairies –
a power of three strong men was hidden in the
Legend about JuraJ Jánošík 2
*According to a widespread legend, he was
caught after slipping on peas, thrown in his
way by an old woman in the pub.
*Jánošík was imprisoned in Liptovský Mikuláš.
*The way of his execution became part of his
*A hook was pierced through his left side and he was
left dangling on the gallows to die.
*A legend says that he refused the grace offered in
exchange for enlisting soldiers of his abilities with
the words: "If you have baked me so you should
also eat me!"
and jumped on the hook.
*The statue of Juraj Jánošík
is the part of his monument
Thank you for your interest
Pupils of Comenius Club
Základná škola Viliama Záborského Vráble Slovakia