Zlatorog – Goldhorn | Legendary creature guarding treasures

Zlatorog - Goldhorn

Zlatorog - GoldhornGoldhorn also known as Goldenhorn or Zlatorog is a legendary creature known to local cultures in Slovenia. According to the legends this creature is an immortal that is seen to reside around mount Triglav. This mountain which is snow covered throughout the year is the highest peak in Slovenia and the Julian Alps.

The Zlatorog’s outward appearance is that of a goat with golden horns. In local stories the blood of the Zlatorog has supernatural healing powers, curing all ailments, disease and even ageing. In fact where the blood of the Zlatorog falls there is a trail of special flowers which are said to posses similar healing properties. The Zlatorog is said to guard immense riches and treasures hidden around mount Triglav and anyone who attempts to get their hands on these has to face the wrath of the Goldhorn, who has tremendous magical abilities and strength, not unlike a dragon guarding it’s treasures.

Although generally believed to be a myth, there is testimony from witnesses having seen the legendary Zlatorog. If we know anything it is that we know nothing for sure and nature can surprise us when we least expect it. So it may be that there are treasures to be discovered deep in the highest peaks of the snow covered Julian Alps.

Here is a map of the known location:

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