Die Julischen Alpen in Slowenien sind Schauplatz für die Sagengestalt Zlatorog, einen mit goldenen Hörnern bestückten Gamsbock. Um ihn rankt sich eine tragische Geschichte von Tod und Habgier, Neid und Rache. Elizabeta Skumavc arbeitet als Botschafterin für diesen Teil Sloweniens und spricht mit Stolz von diesem malerischen Gebirge. Vor allem im Frühling und Herbst sei es besonders schön hier, wenn nur wenige Menschen dort sind und man die Berge für sich hat.
Once upon a time the Triglav mountains were Zlatorog’s kingdom, covered with meadows full of flowers. It was home of white fairies and their white goats. They were all protected by a white wild goat with golden horns - Zlatorog. Zlatorog’s golden horns were the key to hidden treasures under the mountain of Bogatin. If anybody should wound him, a mysterious flower - triglavska rosa - would spring forth from his blood and cure him. All these sectors were known to a brave, young hunter, who lived in those days in the Trenta Valley. Being insulted by the hurtful words of his beloved girl, who was enchanted with golden presents that a rich merchant from Venice had given her, he decided to find Zlatorog’s treasure. The Trenta hunter shot Zlatorog but the wounded animal ate the miraculous flower and became well and strong again. In his rage he pushed the hunter over the rocks. Before departing Zlatorog devastated the grassy meadows with his golden horns and turned them into a rocky wasteland. The fairies and the white goats left our mountains, but traces of Zlatorog’s horns are still seen in our mountains. Zlatorogove police - a rocky path still traverses the Triglav north face, triglavska roza still grows on the Triglav slopes and Zlatorog’s treasure is still hidden under the mountain of Bogatin.