The legend on the origins of the River Tisza

The legend on the origins of the River Tisza

by Haasz Zoltan, 12/01/2015
A legend explaining why River Tisza is meandering so much

As the legend of origin says, at the creation of the world, all the rivers had their beds except for the lonely Tisza, who was unhappily lamenting on being forgotten. Saint Peter – or as some other versions of legends hold, an angel – felt sorry for her and drawing their donkey into their golden plough he ploughed the riverbed for the Tisza. While toiling, the donkey was so hungry that he was dangling from left to right, grazing in the meantime, that is why the river became so curvy.

pk11_Painting of Saint Peter by Peter Paul Rubens depicting the saint as Pope-here shown with the pallium and the Keys to Heaven

Painting of Saint Peter by Peter Paul Rubens depicting the saint as Pope-here shown with the pallium and the Keys to Heaven

Location:

Tiszakeszi, Hungary