750 years ago prince Danylo Galytskyi built the first fortress, a wooden one, on the High Castle. That was the beginning of the history of Lviv. The prince presented the new city to his son Lev on the day of his marriage to the Hungarian princess Constance. Later the hill was raised by adding ground, and a stone castle was built. Nowadays nothing is left from it except for ruins covered with moss. Glorious times of Galician kings passed, Lviv was conquered by Poles. But there appeared a legend about king Lev and his suite still dozing in a mountain cave, waiting for the right moment to free the city from invaders.
According to the legends, some lucky men managed to find a secret entrance and see the knights in golden armours sleeping at a long oak table in a grotto lit with torches, a grey-bearded king sitting on a shiny throne and sleepy horses quietly snorting... One blacksmith is said to have suddenly and miraculously grown rich, and he claimed that one moonless night he happened to change horseshoes to the knights’ horses, for which a grey-haired old man rewarded him with a sack of gold. Let’s consider that the blacksmith had vivid imagination and definitely had never heard about king Arthur, nor about the word “plagiarism”. Anyway, the knights of king Lev were either extreme idlers, or fast asleep.