Georgian Legends

According to the legend, the king of ancient Iberia, Vakhtang I Gorgasali, once hunted in the forests near the first capital of Georgia – Mtskheta. After some time, he saw a pheasa...
The exact date of the birth of the Georgian Queen Tamar is unknown, but historians suggest that it was in 1165. Tamar lost her mother when she was still a little girl and was left...
A long time ago the scenic region of Kakheti was covered with water, as there was a sea. People lived high in the mountains, but even there the water caused a serious problem for t...
Well-known Georgian primitivist painter Niko Pirosmani (Nikolay Pirosmanashvili) lived in the period from 1862 to 1918. During his life he lived in poverty and often painted in exc...
The adoption of Christianity in Georgia is connected with the name of St. Nino. By origin, she was from Cappadocia, and her father, Zabilon, was a Roman military commander. Nino’s...
The cave monastery complex Vardzia was built during the reign of King George III and his daughter Queen Tamar. There is a legend about the name origin of this outstanding monument...
In the amazing ancient town of Mtskheta, there is a temple of Svetitskhoveli – one of the main cathedrals of Georgian Orthodox Church. In translation from Georgian, the word «sveti...
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