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Friday 22 November 2019


The zlatorog is an animal in the folklore of Slovenia.  It is a white chamois with golden horns and it lives in the Triglav Mountains.  There is only one zlatorog.

If the zlatorog is shot in the heart, a drop of blood falls on the ground.  This turns into a flower which the zlatorog eats and it cures him.

Slovene folklore also features the polkonj.  These are a kind of centaur.  They have long beards and what have been described as stupid noses.  What the latter comment means i am unsure, as I have never seen a polkonj.

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