The origin of the name of Lake Bella

The origin of the name of Lake Bella

by Haasz Zoltan, 12/01/2015
A small lake and stream was named after the horse of the King

Lake Bella was created at the village of Pákozd by the banking-up of Stream Bella feeding the Lake of Velencei.
Once upon a time, during the invasion of the Mongols in 1241, after the lost Battle of Muhi the defeated Hungarian King Béla IV arrived here. His horse named Bella tripped no one knows whether or not because of exhaustion. Fortunately, the King was not injured. He took it as a sign that his chasers are still far away, therefore, he took a rest with his escorts. As from that time on, this area has been called Lake Bella, then, after the lake, the stream received the same name.

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Lake Bella

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Lake Bella

Location:

Lake Velencei, Hungary

References

Velencei-tó Környéki Többcélú Kistérségi Társulás: Kistérségi legendás történeteinkből 2011. (28.o.)