A demon made of chains by sculptor and architect Stanislav Mikovčák is protecting the oil spring in the Kysuce village of Korňa, a natural monument since 1984.
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Mayor Marianna Bebčáková noted that it corresponds with the legend of the oil spring from the 17th century. It says that in the forests near Turzovka, “black water” sprang to the surface, from which demons drank.
“In the past, waggoners used to live in the village, and they used chains when woodcutting,” Bebčáková explaining why the piece is made of chains, the TASR newswire quoted. The chains were donated by locals.
22. Oct 2020 at 11:49 | Compiled by Spectator staff