SKADARSKO JEZERO

Skadar lake

Desno od vas se nalaze zidine. Priđite im i „bacite“ pogled. Ono što vidite je najveće jezero u Crnoj Gori, Skadarsko jezero. Ne zna se koja je priča nevjerovatnija — kako je ono nastalo prema predanju ili kako je zaista nastalo.


Prema legendi jezero je nastalo od prolivenih suza crnogorske vile, kojoj Bog nije htio da ispuni želju da joj plave oči pretvori u crne, već je zbog njene taštine i hira oslijepio. Očajna vila je toliko plakala da se od njenih suza napravilo jezero. Bog, zadivljen ljepotom tog jezera je odluči da joj vrati vid. A vila, kada je ugledala veličanstven pejzaž koji je nehotice stvorila reče Bogu da u životu ništa ljepše nije vidjela i da bi tu mogla živjeti do kraja života. Bog joj ispuni i tu želju i pokloni joj jezero sa sve okolnim brdima.


Sa druge strane, činjenice kažu da je ovo jezero sve do sredine XIX vijeka bilo veća bara i da ga je okolno stanovništvo zvalo Veliko blato. Jedne godine, poslije velike oluje, rijeka Drim je sa albanskih planina nanijela toliko mulja i pijeska da se njeno korito pomjerilo, a od nekadašnje bare je nastalo najveće jezero na Balkanu.



To your right are the walls. Approach them and "take a look". What you see is the largest lake in Montenegro, Skadar Lake. It is not known which story is more incredible – how it came about according to tradition or how it really came about.

According to the legend, the lake was created from the shed tears of a Montenegrin fairy, to which God did not want to fulfill his wish to turn her blue eyes into black, but blinded her because of

her vanity and whim. The desperate fairy cried so much that her tears made a lake. God, amazed by the beauty of that lake, decided to restore her sight. And the fairy, when she saw the magnificent landscape she had inadvertently created, told God that she had never seen anything more beautiful in her life and that she could live there for the rest of her life. God fulfilled her wish and gave her a lake with all the surrounding hills.

On the other hand, the facts show that this lake was a larger pond until the middle of the 19th century and that the surrounding population called it ‘big mud’. One year, after a great storm, the Drim River caused so much sludge and sand from the Albanian mountains that its trough shifted, and the former lake became the largest lake in the Balkans.