The Origin and Name of the Bora Wind

A noble and powerful ruler once had a daughter named Bora. Bora was admired and loved by many suitors for her beauty and intelligence who wished to take her hand in marriage, however she refused them all. She became so arrogant on account of her beauty and even dared to praise herself over the eternal goddesses. The infuriated goddesses asked the sovereign god to punish her. The god struck her with lightning and condemned her to hell and eternal damnation. Since then, each time a woman is condemned to hell (within the territory of today’s Paklenica park) for the same sin, Bora recalls her life regretting and heavily sighing. Her sighs cause the wind which is still called bora.

Petar Zoranić, “Mountains” (“Planine”) – The Origin and Name of the Bora Wind

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