Polish Legends, Folklore,
Myths and Stories
Poland like every other nation has its own
traditions, and an integral part of these traditions are countless myths
and legends. These stories constitute an important aspect of national
heritage. These legends initially oral, then written stories have been
handed down from generation to generation. Many of these legends have been
around for a thousand years or more.
These legends, myths and stories recount the
meaning behind Poland's national symbol and flag, about several of its
early rulers and first king, and the dragon of Krakow. Many of the legends
take place in actual places that one could visit today.
and his Knights - the myth surrounding the Polish King Arthur
of Cracow - the legend of the Krakow dragon
- the legend of the Polish Robin Hood
of Dzialdowo Castle - the Polish lady and her Prussian violin playing
Monster - a swan-eating water monster.
Eagle - the story about why Poland has an eagle as its symbol and why
the first Polish capital was Gniezno
- a Polish female tree and water spirit
of Krakow - the legend of the trumpeter of Cracow
- the story of a Polish woman who chose to drown herself rather than marry a German!