posted on Aug, 24 2008 @ 09:13 PM
Very interesting, Skyfloating. Sorry, I don't want to hijack your thread, but since I'm speaking fluent German, I've been looking for the old myths
around the Untersberg after seeing your thread and translated the Kaiser Karl (Emperor Karl) story just for fun.
There are several tales about the emperor from www.untersberg.org, both written down in the early 20th century:
1. Emperor Karl is allegedly inside the mountain and will sleep until his beard has grown three times around the table. Two times, this has already
occurred; when it happens the third time, the emperor will awaken from his sleep and Judgment Day comes. 1. Im inneren des Berges soll sich Kaiser
Karl V. befinden und so lange schlafen bis sein Bart 3 x um den Tisch gewachsen ist. Zweimal ist das schon geschehen, erfolgt es das dritte Mal, dann
erwacht der Kaiser aus seinem Schlafe und der Jüngste Tag bricht an.
2. When 24 ravens fly 3 times around the mountain, the emperor will also awaken, but then he must stay inside the mountain until the famous dwarf
stone has been found, with whose help all dwarves living inside the Untersberg will be turned into humans. Thereupon the emperor will come alive
3. If someone managed to steal the Golden Scepter the emperor holds in his hand and strike it against the Untersberg 3 times, the emperor would also
be released. He would then come out of the Untersberg with his army and begin the overall world war, whereupon Judgment Day arrives.
4. At every birthday anniversary of the emperor, there's a celebratory procession of the dwarves on the Untersberg. Woe to those who are on the
mountain at that time; they would be beyond saving since the dwarves love to be alone.
The old emperor in the Untersberg
There are many caves in the Untersberg. Whoever finds the right one, can walk deep into the mountain through that cave. And if he's lucky, he can see
the old emperor there, sitting at the table with his men, eating and drinking and waiting until his time comes to return, when he moves out leading
the good to destroy the evil. But this person must not make a sound, otherwise he has to stay in the mountain with the emperor and wait, wait, wait.
But if he makes it out of the Unterberg, his hair will immediately have turned grey. It has been seen in many people before.
Quite interesting -- there are many more stories, as Skyfloating already said.