THE BORA (CROATIA)
Marrying travel and scientific study
An episode from the series WIND QUEST
The Bora is a wind fuelled by legends of the Adriatic coast that blows between Montenegro and northern Italy, particularly in Trieste.
Legend has it that a former ruler had a daughter named Bora of great beauty and intelligence who turned away all her suitors, one after the other. She was so smug that she saw herself above the eternal goddesses. The latter decided to punish her. Since then, Bora has been remembering her past life and expressing her regrets with strong sighs.
It is these sighs that form the wind that today bears her name.