By: Stephanie Burkhart
The sea is considered a lake, however it has all the properties of an ocean. During the last ice age, as the glaciers shrunk, they carved a deep lake, which is now the Black Sea. The Black Sea is salty like an ocean, and is known for its dolphins, tuna, and herring. It's also known for its stormy and turbulent weather.
Important cities along the Black Sea include Constanta (the setting for my novel, The Wolf's Torment) Istanbul (formally Constantinople) Varna, Yalta, and Sochi, Russia – the site of the 2014 Olympic games. Countries that border the Black Sea include: Romania, Ukraine, and Russia.
Did you know? Several significant World War I and World War II naval battles were fought in the Black Sea.
Many myths and legends are connected to the Black Sea and I'd like to share one with you today from the Ukraine.
Bogatyr was a man known for his strength and courage who possessed a magical arm. This arm was a mythical arrow, which was very powerful, but also very destructive. The arrow could boil water, melt the Earth, and set the air on fire. Given to the wrong person, the arrow would cause much destruction.
Bogatyr knew he was dying and while his sons were honest warriors, he feared they were too young to weld the power of the arrow. He enlisted their help to toss the arrow into the Black Sea. At first they hid it in the mountains, but Bogatyr discovered what they had done and withheld his blessing until his sons threw it into the sea.
When they complied, the arrow turned the waters black. The waters also boiled. It is believed the sea cannot rest and on occasion, the waves become turbulent and destructive as the Black Sea attempts to rid itself of the fiery and powerful arrow.
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