A Little Folk Tale

Dear ladies and fellas

I thought a new series here on my blog would be great, in said series I will share some folk-tales I know. Let`s start with this one, that my grand-father told me long ago:

Once upon a time some demons, who were fed up with their duties in hell, choose to flee the hell and escaped through a deep, dark cave into the human world. Once they reached the human world, they offered their services to a young and unexperienced prince. First the prince hesitated to recruit demons, but finally he gave in, mainly because he was desperate since an empire with an army, like nothing the world has seen before, was about to invade his little realm. But first the prince let the demons take an oath, so they will follow the law of god and the righteous kings, of the country, that was torn apart back then. The demons also should always protect said country and never ever raise a hand against any righteous ruler of said country. The demons agreed and took the oath. So the demons joined the ranks of the army of this little realm and they were succesful, the attempted invasion of the empire failed, which led to the fact that Mingrelia, the realm of this folk-tale was the only region in Georgia that never fell to the Persian Empire. Some people say, it were the Persians themselves, who spred the rumour about the demon-army of Mingrelia, to discredit the rule of the House of Dadiani. Other people say, that the Krubera cave, the deepest cave known to mankind, is the cave from which the demons escaped from hell and that the descendants of the demons live among us today, always ready to raise their swords against all enemies of Georgia.

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