Žilvia Mound

Mounds, Alytus district

According to the legend of this mound, seventy warriors that stayed inside the Žilvia stronghold were cursed because of their cowardice, and now every Saint John’s night they appear on the mountain as rabbits. Hunters boasted that they tried to shoot those rabbits but no bullet could hit them. The mound dates back to the middle of the 1st millennium – early 2nd millennium.

Authorof photographs G. Bernatavičius, Alytaus Tourism Information Centre.

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