Legend of Wars and Sawa
The are several legends of Wars and Sawa It is not known where the name of the capital came from. One thing is certain. though. Wars and Sawa lived on the beautiful Vistula River, and the beginning of the settlement is associated with hospitality and the good hearts of local people.
Let’s find out two versions of the legend:
Another version of the legend says that a long time ago there was a tiny hut on the Vistula River, in which the fisherman Wars and his wife Sawa lived. Once time, there was a hunt in the area, during which Prince Ziemomysł, the owner of the surrounding lands, got lost in the woods. He wandered around the forest for a long time until he came to the fisherman’s hut by the Vistula. Wars and Sawa welcomed the stranger. In the morning, the grateful prince said: “You did not hesitate to take a stranger under your roof and save him from hunger, cold, and perhaps from wild animals. That is why these lands will always be called Warszowa so that your goodness will not be forgotten.”