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The mountain occupies a special place in the beliefs of many peoples, including the pagan Slavs. These elevations, especially the ones located in an open landscape, inspired the conviction that they played an important role in contacts between the heavens and earth. In Poland the best known and associated with the most legends are Łysa (Bald) Mountain, located in southern Poland in the eastern part of the Łysogóry Chain in the Holy Cross Mountains, and Ślęża Mountain, located 40 km to the south-west of Wroclaw. As at Ślęża there are other proven or supposed centers of pagan cult near Łysa Góra, such as Mount Grodowa at Tumlin and at Mount Dobrzeszewska near Kielce.

Keywords:Ślęża mountain; Ł ysa mountain; holy mountains; Slavs



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