The Slovenian Dragon – Zmaj

In Slovenia a dragon is called zmaj, although an archaic word of unclear origins, pozoj, is sometimes used as well.Dragons in Slovenia are generally negative in nature, and usually appear in relation with St. George. Other, presumably pre-Christian folk tales relate stories of dragons defeated similarly as the Polish Wawel Dragon, i.e. by tricking them into devouring sulphur. However, the dragon is not always harmful to man. The best example of this is the Ljubljana dragon, who benevolently protects the city of Ljubljana and is pictured in the city’s coat of arms.

Source: Wikipedia


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