Monument to woman devoured by wolves

March 8th, 2010 | by nick |

On Mt Gorbea in the Basque Country is a monument to a young shepherdess who was allegedly devoured by wolves in 1308. She became lost in the fog. The next day the only all her family could find were some strands of her hair. The only photo I could find is from this nice cycle blog blog.

It reads:

“Una joven del caserío Arane subió una vez a Gorbeia a retirar las ovejas de su rebaño, que pacían en aquella montaña. Pero, envuelta de improviso por espesa niebla, se desorientó de tal suerte, que no pudo hallar el camino de su casa. Allí se le hizo de noche y acechada por unos lobos murio devorada. Su familia la buscó en vano por muchos días. Solo hallaron sus cabellos en el collado de Aranekoarri.” 24 de Diciembre de 1308


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Gorbea is a mountain and massif, and is the highest in Biscay and Alava (Basque Country, Spain), with a height of 1,481 .

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