Triglav

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This article is about mount Triglav in Slovenia. For a Slavic god named Triglav, see Triglav (mythology).

Mount Triglav is the highest peak in Slovenia, in the former Yugoslavia and of the Julian Alps. Its name, "Three-headed", describes its shape as seen from the Bohinj valley. This shape can also be seen in the Slovenian coat of arms and in the flag of Slovenia.

At the top of the mountain is mounted Aljažev stolp (the Aljaž tower) which is a landmark of Slovenian territory and an important symbol of Slovenia.

The mountain was first ascended on August 26 1778 by Luka Korošec, Matija Kos, Štefan Rožič and Lovrenc Willomitzer on Sigismund Zois's initiative.

The Triglav area is also the origin of a old Slovenian legend of a chamois buck (steinbock, ibex, capricorn) named Zlatorog (»Goldhorn«), that is nowadays used as a brand mark of a Slovenian brewery.

See also

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