From the Tauriscan Gold Mine to the Goldenhorn and the Unusual Alpine Animal<br>Od zlata pri Tavriskih do Zlatoroga in nenavadne alpske živali</br>

  • Marjeta Šašel Kos Znanstvenoraziskovalni center SAZU, Inštitut za arheologijo, Novi trg 2, SI - 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija

Abstract

Three themes are analysed in the article, which are related under certain aspects to each other. These are the discovery of a rich gold deposit in the land of the Taurisci, mentioned by the Greek historian, Polybius, and the geographer and historian, Strabo; the folk-tale of the Goldenhorn/Zlatorog, in which the search for gold and treasure is reflected; and the third, the peculiar Alpine animal mentioned by the same Greek writers. It could be interpreted as a mythic animal, although in view of the accurate description, the animal was probably an elk.

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Published
2015-05-05
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Šašel KosM. From the Tauriscan Gold Mine to the Goldenhorn and the Unusual Alpine Animal<br>Od zlata pri Tavriskih do Zlatoroga in nenavadne alpske živali</br&gt;. Studia [Internet]. 2015May5 [cited 2020Apr.10];10:169-82. Available from: https://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/sms/article/view/1872
Section
SLOVANSKA MITOLOGIJA – VIRI IN REKONSTRUKCIJE / SLAVIC MYTHOLOGY – SOURCES AND RECONSTRUCTIONS