The Fiery Man of Lohrberg

Mount Lohrberg, dragon Bouffe-Bouffe
Mount Lohrberg, dragon Bouffe-Bouffe

The old tale of the Fiery Man of Lohrberg comes here in a new version. At the Lohrberg once lived an evil man, bailiff on a big estate. He let the people under him go hungry and cheated their wages out of them. It gave him a special pleasure to torment the peasants and most of all the children.

Dragon Bouffe-Bouffe

Back then, a dragon lived near Mount Lohrberg, all at ease with the locals and especially the children. Once could tell that he loved to cook since he had quite a tummy. However, that didn’t bother him since some children told him that chubby people were less annoying, and that this applied to dragons as well. His name, which translates as “Munch-Munch”, was once given to him by Belgian visitors because his real name was unpronounceable.

Action must be taken

When Bouffe-Bouffe heard about this evil man, he was outraged and decided to act right away. He went to the estate and took the evil man to task. But this one only laughed at him. “What do you want? Just have a look at yourself, the good food did make you sluggish, you can’t scare me with your fire spitting!” That did it for Bouffe-Bouffe. He only said, “wait and see” to the evil man and “just step aside” to the children. Then he took a deep breath and spit an enormous jet of fire upon the evil man. It caught him, flung him up high into the air and carried him away, further and further until he disappeared forever and for good.

He never came back. According to the legend he didn’t find peace, not even in the grave. Some nights, one can see him in the hills as a wandering, Fiery Man of Lohrberg.

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