Myth of Jurata

Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess called Jurata. She used to live in a marvelous palace made of amber. But she was very lonely and unhappy. One day she met a poor but handsome fisherman. They fell in love with each other.

But when the mighty King of the Seas uncovered their affection, he was furious. He flung a thunder and killed the fisherman.
Then he killed the princess and destroyed the palace, whose tiny pieces fell into the bottom of the sea.
During storms, the Baltic Sea ejects pieces of amber onto the beach to remind us of the great love of that couple and the unrestrained power of the King of the Seas.