Where are the Cursed Mountains?
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About the Cursed Mountains lay down legends. One their name can strike terror in a person. However, what does the name of these mountains really mean and where are they located? In this article we will talk about where the Damned Mountains are located, tell about their features and myths that are associated with their name.
Location of the Cursed Mountains
The cursed mountains are in the so-called North Albanian Alps. This is a mountain range, which is located on the Balkan Peninsula. This mountain range stretches for 100 kilometers from west to east. And on these mountains converge the borders of Serbia, Albania and Montenegro. The mountain range consists of dolomites, karstic rocks, limestone and slate. The slopes are strongly branched, some of them reach a mark of about two kilometers above sea level. A characteristic feature of this mountain range is fang-like peaks.
Myths about the name
The name of the massif expires from the ancient word "prokletie". It has nothing to do with the curse, or with something negative.The exact interpretation of this name is unknown, but among the inhabitants there are many legends associated with these mountains.
- According to one of them, the Damned Mountains are called so because of internecine wars. Once the land where the Damned Mountains are located, they tried to capture a variety of warriors, but none of them could overcome the rocks;
- locals also say that a variety of animals live in the Damned Mountains. Including bears. Many aristocrats visited this region just to hunt them, but many died. Alone from the clutches of the beast, others just fell off the mountain and fell into the abyss;
- There is another myth according to which animals live in the Damned Mountains that are still unknown to science. Locals say that there are a lot of monsters here, and therefore they try to keep their cattle away from these places. Although the scientists themselves did not find anyone unknown to science as a result of the research.
For tourists, the Cursed Mountains are of great interest. It is known that very few people managed to conquer these peaks. That is why many climbers come here every year. Although most of them can not even get close to the tops of the Damned Mountains.