Giolzia the Warrior Princess 0 Comments
The remains of a fortress dating back to the medieval period (10th-11th century), on Mount Limbara, are located in a place called Giolzia. Within history and epic, here is the fascinating story of this feminine legend of Sardinia: Giolzia, the Warrior Princess.
Judge Comita had three sisters, Giolzia, Caterina and Preziosa, but Princess Giolzia, (Giorgia), was a girl who had little to share with the lassies of her time. She was a span above common people. At the age of 10, she raised and trained a hunting falcon, a purely male task, but she had learned how to achieve it by observing her father and brother. The
It was spring and the Bala torrent was spectacular with its waterfalls. To the northwest of the river was a superb and massive rock: there Giorzia decided to build her stronghold. Between the valleys and scrublands, there were man-made boulders, pottery shards
The Limbara, whose name means border of the Balari, a boundary between the Eastern Logudoro and Gallura, would have hosted the fortress with her name: Giolzia.
Years later, as she was used to, she left with her dog for the walk she called "looking for ancestors" among ditches, hedges and thick bush...
"In the evening the dog alone came back to the fortress. The men in vain waited for the princess. Research on the whole territory was useless. Giorgia had disappeared and nothing more was heard of her. Only the stream of Bala and the heights of Limbara know about her finale and even today, to those who know how to listen to the voice of time, they tell the story of the mythical princess who wanders between rocks and ravines on moonlit evenings, in the footsteps of the ancestors." ("A cascade of words" by Maddalena Corrias).
Written by Daniela Toti