Mount Demerdzhi

Posted by Toni - June 23rd, 2014

When you go down to the Angarsk pass in Alushta, in one of the turns – especially the serene summer morning – opens in all its glory mountain peak, which many historians and tourists called the most beautiful in the Crimea. If Look at the mountain at a time when its cocoon rare cumulus clouds, it seems that rising above the clouds of smoke. Above the mountain and named – Funa, ie, "fuming". Later, the locals gave the mountain range a different name – Demerdzhi, which translates as "blacksmith." Here's how the legend of the Crimea is connected with the renaming: Nomads, who invaded the Crimea, staged on the mountain Funa forge. Day and night, black-bearded blacksmith forged the weapons to destroy the surrounding population. Flame, Funy bubbling on top, water sources dried up.

Withered orchards and vineyards. In order to save the once flourishing valley and his fellow villagers, the elders went up the hill. They asked strangers to leave Funu, but were thrown into the fire. Then, in the smithy stood local girl Maria. Persistent gray elders had it in his conversation with the owner of the mountain. However, he did not heed her request, furious courage of Mary, bearded killed her. Rose ancient mountain against this evil, split from top to bottom, and absorbed the infernal smithy, a blacksmith and his henchmen turned into stone statues. Next to them the next morning, people found Mary.

She sat, too stone, but less e beautiful, than during his lifetime, his eyes fixed on the revival of the valley. The legend is generated by the bizarre stone pillars, pyramids, towers and ledges on the southern slopes of Mount Demerdzhi. This is a natural accumulation of rock carvings called Valley of Ghosts. It was formed as a result of centuries of weathering conglomerates – rocks that are stacked Demerdzhi. Their geological age, 160 million years.

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