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El Gato 4 | 351
19 Jan 2008  #1
Are there any Polish legends or folklore that aren't too popular to those who aren't in Poland? I already know about the Dragon of Wawel Hill and all those good things.

haunted places, mythical creatures, legendary hereos, etc. Educate me if you will. I love hearing these stories and would like to hear about them if you know them. Before anybody says Google, I've already tried before. I always get the same results.
plk123 8 | 4,150
19 Jan 2008  #2
do you know the one about lech, czech, and rus?

do you speak Polish?
pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kategoria:Legendy_polskie

if you do then here is more
google.com/search?hl=en&rls=com.netscape%3Aen-US&q=polskie+legendy&btnG=Search
OP El Gato 4 | 351
19 Jan 2008  #3
do you know the one about lech, czech, and rus?

I wouldn't consider myself Polish if I didn't. Their like Poland's Romulus and Remus. Except 2 of them form other countries and nobody dies. :]
Eurola 4 | 1,906
19 Jan 2008  #4
I was hunted by a Rah-Rah when I was a kid... It had a long, red, bleeding theeth...I never seen it, but every time i wanted to venture outside (when it was dark), my mum was warning me...it is going to abduct you and you never come home...scary.

(How are you kiddo?) I'm glad to see the mysterious cat appearing from time to time.
OP El Gato 4 | 351
19 Jan 2008  #5
my mum was warning me...it is going to abduct you and you never come home...scary

Like the baba-jaga! :]

(How are you kiddo?) I'm glad to see the mysterious cat appearing from time to time.

Great. I got to spend some time with NCAA coaches and trained with a couple of Pros. down in West Virginia for 2 weeks. One of the greatest experiences of my life :]. Well worth the trip.

How have you been?
Eurola 4 | 1,906
19 Jan 2008  #6
Pretty good I'd say but think something also. :)

So, will I ever see your last name a national TV?
OP El Gato 4 | 351
19 Jan 2008  #7
Hopefully. I'm sure as hell gonna give it a try. I'm trying to decide between University of North Carolina or Ohio State. Both have excellent football programs, but don't really know which one has a better Architecture major. Oh well. I've got time.

So any other children eating legends? Does bigfoot sneak into Polish villages and kidnap the women???
plk123 8 | 4,150
19 Jan 2008  #8
check my first post again as i editted it.

in the mountains there was Janosik
english version
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juraj_J%C3%A1no%C5%A1%C3%ADk

Andrzejki
pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrzejki

what's the one with candles in wreaths sent down river?

what's the ritual of sending off winter?
OP El Gato 4 | 351
19 Jan 2008  #9
Janosik

I like that one. Never heard of it before. Good post. :]

All good reads. Thanks. Are there any good haunted places or Polish ghost stories I could read about?
plk123 8 | 4,150
19 Jan 2008  #10
you may have to google around but there is an imprint of "his" foot in the middle of the Dunajec River somewhere too.
OP El Gato 4 | 351
19 Jan 2008  #11
By "his," you mean Janosik?
OP El Gato 4 | 351
19 Jan 2008  #13
Found pictures of him, and the river, but no footprint.

I like that story though, thanks. :] (they were all good reads by the way)

Anybody know any others?
Eurola 4 | 1,906
19 Jan 2008  #14
Janosik was a good guy, he took from the rich and gave it to the poor. Zorro like character. Where is he now? Lots of people could use his services.
OP El Gato 4 | 351
19 Jan 2008  #15
Where is he now?

Laying low. Waiting for a rich oil merchant to walk by and he's gonna steal his Visa, ATM, and passport.
Eurola 4 | 1,906
19 Jan 2008  #16
baba-jaga!

Where the heck is my broom. I'd show Harry Potter what to do with it. Really.
I lived about a 100 km from £ysa Góra in Poland. The witches were flying by so often, you had to be careful not get into an accident with them old broads.
OP El Gato 4 | 351
19 Jan 2008  #17
you had to be careful not get into an accident

Mid air collisions are the worst.

So anyone have any other Polish legends? I like reading about stuff like that.

:]
plk123 8 | 4,150
28 Jan 2008  #18
So anyone have any other Polish legends?

i am thinking we have too much history to have legends.
skathy - | 1
29 Jan 2008  #19
Hi. Maybe you already know this stories but I will write. There is a story about Devil Boruta, about Halina Krępianka (she saved her town from Tatars), story about golden duck from Warsaw (not about our Presinednt or Prime Minister:P-people who know something about Poland will understand), story about Bartek the doktor, about the mountain from glass, about the Wadna who didn't want a german husband and many more :)
z_darius 14 | 3,969
29 Jan 2008  #20
I lived about a 100 km from £ysa Góra in Poland. The witches were flying by so often, you had to be careful not get into an accident with them old broads.

Hey mate! I was born in the area too.
Indeed, lotsa witches all over the place :)
plk123 8 | 4,150
30 Jan 2008  #21
z_darius post from another thread:

Poland is no longer interested in pursuing space exploration. We did that centuries before Americans and Soviets.

Piorun - | 658
30 Jan 2008  #22
Here you will find a ton of Polish legends.
PODANIA I LEGENDY POLSKIE RUSKIE I LITEWSKIE univ.gda.pl/~literat/podania/index.htm#spis
Legendy spod Giewontu e-zakopane.pl/legendy/spiacy_rycerze.html
amirite - | 1
30 Jan 2008  #23
i heard its on satuday
Mikhail
30 Jan 2008  #24
Have you heard about the one about the polish builders? Oh wait all polish people are builders
OP El Gato 4 | 351
30 Jan 2008  #25
The ones in the US atleast. Lol. Is it like that in the UK too?
kimw1700 - | 3
30 Jan 2009  #26
Thread attached on merging:
Folklore

Hi all. Sorry if this is a double post, I'm not quite sure what I'm doing yet.

I'm doing a semester project on oral tradition, and Polish tradition is my main subject matter. And I need some help finding some of these tales. I can find this book: Polish Folktales and Folklore by Michal Malinowski/Anne Pellowski, but I don't want the tales to be highly edited. So I figured what better place to look than here for tales that are not "Americanized".

If anyone can help, it'd be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
30 Jan 2009  #27
Just for an example do you mena like the tale of the dragon who lived under the Wawel castle in krakow or more kind of historical tales?
kimw1700 - | 3
30 Jan 2009  #28
Honestly, anything that is told over and over in modern times that originated a long time ago.

I also forgot to mention that if anyone can recommend books that would help out it would be great. Or if anyone would be willing to tell the tales themselves and to be cited as a source, that'd be helpful too.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
30 Jan 2009  #29
It seems while you have posted your data, the thread was moved or closed and your data cannot be posted. Sorry!

Message:

I also forgot to mention that if anyone can recommend books that would help out it would be great.

In English only?, just to clarify.

Have you googled it?.
There are lots of legends here in Poland, I am not qualified to tell them but I may be of service to give you key words to google.

The dragon in Wawel.
The sleeping knight in Zakopane.
The two brothers who built the cathedral in Rynek glowny Krakow.
The Mongol who shot the trumpeter with an arrow, while he was warning the town.

I don't know any books but I hope these help you.
kimw1700 - | 3
30 Jan 2009  #30
Yes, in English only. I've googled it and I can find some things, but they aren't really from legit sites. As it's for a college project, I need accredited sources.


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