One other interesting legend is connected with the Vrazje jezero (Devils Lake) some 10km away from the centre of Zabljak. This glacial lake is found at a latitude of 1411m, at the deepest point it is 11m deep, with clear blue waters that give out different coloured rigs depending on the position of the sun. The colour goes from dark blue in the middle to clear by the shore. The lake is full of fish and is a beloved hiking and fishing spot.
By the legend around the lake there was all under pine trees. Once thunder hit a black pine that caught fire and started burning the fire spread all around the forest carried by wind. The forest was full of all kinds of beasts and mystical folk. The beasts fled to Durmitor, the fairies flew into the clouds, and the devil took refuge with his wife in the lake. They made a beautiful castle at the bottom of the lake, all made of ice crystals. That is why this lake is named Devil’s lake it is always cold, as the cold ice is spread from the Devil’s Ice Castle.
As the devils are in the lake there is a warning connected to it! That’s why it is often said that as soon as a girl swims across a lake, the devil comes out of the castle, grabs her and drags her to the bottom. And if a man swam, then the devils wife pops out of the castle, grabs the man by the feet, and brings him to the bottom of the lake.
But the legend would not be a legend without a hidden warning to the people!
Namely, there are plenty of cold springs in Devil’s Lake, spasms are catching from cold water. So this is a way to warn people not to take the beautiful lake lightly!
So this are just some of the legends and myths of our splendid lakes but many more wait for you on your exploration around Montenegro.