Given Romania's long and diverse cultural history, it is no surprise that the country has such a rich tapestry of folk tales, fairy tales, and legends. It is fortunate that so many of these stories survived the country's turbulent history and were passed down throughout the ages to countless Romanian children. A small collection of Romanian folk tales and historical legends., painstakingly researched and deftly translated by E.B. Mawr. A LEGEND OF THE 13TH CENTURY starts with that fact that the brilliant cavalcade is a pious pilgrimage, in search of a suitable site, to be consecrated by the erection of a Monastery, unequalled for beauty of position, and richness of design.