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THE MYTH OF A GREAT LOVE: THE BEAUTIFUL DOCHIA and the EMPEROR TRAIAN.

The myth is a fantastic story which tells us about the beliefs of ancient people, about the origin of the world, of the weather phenomena, about Gods and legendary heroes.

One of the most representative myth from our history is about Traian, The Emperor of Rome (98-117 b.c.)  and Dochia, Decebal’s daughter the ruler of Dacia (the southern part of Romania). Traian fell in love with Dochia and he is tried to gain her heart. Dochia ran scared in the forest but Traian followed her and in the end he found her. Because Dochia didn’t wish to betray her people, she asked Zamolxis, the God, to save her by turning her into a stone. Even so, Traian, continued to love her. During his reign, Decebal had to run several wars with the Romans and in the year 101, Traianconquered Dacia, which became the territory of the Roman Empire for 172 years. Today, the peak of Mount Ceahlau, which is in the heart of Moldova is called Dochia, reminding of this legend.dochiaceahlau

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