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The Stone Mushroom

Under the village of Krn stands an interesting stone mushroom. This natural monument is one of the most beautiful geomorphologic phenomena of this kind in Slovenia.

The ‘hat’ with a diameter of 6 metres, built from massive limestone, protected the crumbly breccias »stem«, when erosion took away the material around the rock.

According to local tradition a water deity called Vodešc was supposed to live at the stone mushroom under Krn.

Vodešc was the protector of all born at a new moon. If people needed the deity’s help they had to visit the stone at dawn and throw three rocks at it while stating their wishes.

Source: Mojca Rutar, Daniel Rojšek and Pavel Medvešček