Legends about the Eve Night of St. Andrew. How girls find out who is the one and only

About the night before St. Andrew is believed to be enchanted and - as in all magical nights of the year - the sky opens, the animals speak, and spirits of the dead return home,…

The Legend about Căpriana Monastery

Where now is the village Capriana, before it was a glade. Stephen the Great was passing near it and stopped to rest his horse and himself. He saw a deer. Someone wanted to shoot her,…

The Legend about the Oak of Stephen the Great

 For like seven hundred years ago, the ruler of Moldova Stephen de Great had here, near the village Cobilnea, a tough battle with the Tatars, and he beat them making them leave the country. And…

The Legend of Mazarache Volhv

Close to the end of the 15th century, when the Tartars’ domination was becoming increasingly unbearable for Moldova, a new chief magistrate was appointed to the city of Balti - Mazarache Volhv, a notorious person…

The Legend of Moldova’s Foundation

Dragos Voda, the nobleman of Maramures left for a hunting and decided to cross the Carpathians to reach the open fields of that area. There that a bison appeared in front of him and his…

The Legend of the Crone Dochia

A version of the legend about the crone Dochia is that she had a son named Dragobete and he married against her will. In order to tease daughter in law, on a cold winter day,…

The Legend of the Easter Red Eggs

The custom of coloring the eggs red on Easter is old and it has many legends. One of them would be: When on the third day after the death of Jesus Christ, women went to…

The Legend of the Savior Stork

Moldova had frequent and long fights against the armies of Turk invaders. Most often the warriors were fighting in forests and around fortresses. In one of such invasion by Turks in Moldova, the invaders besieged…
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