PRIČE O LJUBAVI

Stories of love

Svaka bogata kultura ima barem jednu tragičnu ljubavnu priču. U ovim krajevima to je priča o Vladimiru i Kosari. Tokom rata sa makedonskim carem Samuilom dukljanski

knez Vladimir je zarobljen i zatvoren u Prespi. U njega se zaljubila careva kći, Kosara. Njena ljubav je bila toliko jaka da je rekla ocu da će se ubiti, ako joj ne dozvoli da se uda za njega. Iz straha da ne izgubi kćer, car je popustio. Svoj zajednički život, dvoje ljubavnika otpočinju u dvorcu, nedaleko od manastira Prečista krajnska, u blizini današnjeg sela Ostros. Nakon Samuilove smrti, nasljeđuje ga sin Vladislav. On poziva

Vladimira u posjetu u Prespu, a kao garant da nema čega da se plaši šalje mu zlatni krst. Vladimir, svjestan Vladislavove prevrtljivosti traži drveni krst, jer je na takvom razapet Isus. Vladimir je stigao u Prespu sa drvenim krstom u rukama i odmah na ulazu u crkvu bio ubijen. Svirepost svog brata i gubitak velike ljubavi, Kosara je opla-

kivala kao monahinja u manastiru Prečista kranjska, u koji je prenijela tijelo svog muža, da bi kasnije pored njega bila i sahranjena.


Every rich culture has at least one tragic love story. In these parts, it is the story of Vladimir and Kosara. During the war with the Macedonian Emperor Samuel of Duklja, Prince Vladimir was captured and imprisoned in Prespa. The emperor's daughter, Kosara, fell in love with him. Her love was so strong that she told her father that she would kill herself if he did not allow her to marry him. The fear of losing his daughter, the emperor relented. The two lovers will start their life together in the castle, not far from the Prečista krajnska monastery, near the present-day village of Ostros. After Samuel's death, he is succeeded by his son Vladislav. He calls Vladimir to visit Prespa, and as a guarantee that he has nothing to fear, he sends him a golden cross. Vladimir, aware of Vladislav's fickleness, seeks a wooden cross, because Jesus was crucified on it. Vladimir arrived in Prespa with a wooden cross in his hands and was killed right at the entrance to the church. The cruelty of his brother and the loss of his great love, Kosara cried like a nun in the monastery of Prečista kranjska, where she transferred her husband's body, only to be buried next to him later.