Kraljevic Marko

Throughout the Balkans, Marko left a mark in the names of geographical concepts. The most famous of them the city of Markov or Markov towers, i.e. Prilep the city, the medieval fortress above Macedonia in Macedonia and Marcavalle, the fortress is a medieval historical monument, which is located in the South of Serbia, 4.5 km to the North of Vraa. Markov monastery is an old Russian monastery dedicated to Saint Demetrius, which is located 18 kilometers South of Skopje, which is the construction started by Markov’s father vukashin and finished by mark around 1372.

Prince mark was the greatest hero in Serbian artistic memory. Although as a historical figure, had no remarkable achievements, people’s artists in numerous songs, he also attributed elevated and good, but poor Serbian people’s properties. Mark was tall and strong. He in a series of stories with ease Chupa trees, raises stones nepomerno, seals dry drenoveni, swords crosses rock. From the country otres with their opanka arise whole hills.

The son of a king vukashin Mracevic, savedra Serbian king Uros, and Eurosima, sisters in song also opvang Serbian hero Prince after Momchil, mark was destined for the heir to the Serbian throne. He received the title of young king-that the Turks did not go to the conquest of the Balkans – would become the successor of the Serbian Royal throne.

Since 1371. on the river Gretel (in modern Bulgaria), the Turks defeated the Serbian army and the death of the king vukashin and his brother Ugasa, mark becomes a Turkish vassal.

In folk songs mark live as freely wandering knight. Protects the oppressed and pangene, collapsing silnice, drogue with heroes and fairies. Recognizes the Supreme power of the Turkish Sultan, but he often opposes. To judge fairly in disputes involving his family and the ability to admit that you have stumbled upon the best hero of himself. Not separates himself from his horse Sarza and his „Shestoperov“ buzdovan, from which all fear. Sinofsky faithful to his mother Jevrosime, but in any case, to marry and settle down in the city Prilep (now Macedonia). Inati, sapogova quarrels and duels, and compete with other characters, teaches the arrogant mind, without interruption of the Scythians in the Balkan forests and mountains.

The historical Marco Mracevic he is 1395. in the battle of Rovinam, fighting on the Turkish side against the Duke of Mircea. It remains written that before the battle, said: I say, and I pray the Lord to be a Christian helper, and I let be the first among the dead in this war.

Prince mark in the folk song was not injured by human hands, but died a natural death. He was buried on mount Athos „without seizing beacons“ – dushmani not Saint a dead soldier.

Some of the folk artists could not come to terms with Markov’s death and left him to live to this day. Say: God nequaquam strangely passed him and Sarca in nakaku the cave in which they now both live.

And indeed it seems that Prince mark is still alive – in epic poetry and ballads, but also in historical and mythical knowledge; his Proverbs and sayings, and even humorous stories are mentioned. In addition, in the Serbian tradition, entered into the oral tradition of all South Slavic and other Balkan peoples.

Plowing King Marko

Wine drinking King Marko
With the old man’s Mother,
And when they drank the wine,
The mother Brand has become besedili:
„Oh, my son, King Marko,
Stay, wash, chat,
Because the evil time will not bring,
And the old to be a boring mom
All the bloody dresses!
But you take RALO and the oxen.,
The person you yell the hills and valleys,
These si, cleaning, Senica Belica,
You feed you and me and yourself.“
Mark listened to his mother.:
It takes a Rahl and oxen;
Al – ‘ don’t plow hills and valleys,
He has to plow kings of drumovi.

Hence come the Turks Aichi,
They carry three elements of treasure,
So to say Kraevye Brand:
„The sea, mark, don’t shout!“
– „Sea, Turkey, gahz want to shout!“
„The sea, mark, don’t shout!“
– „Sea, Turkey, gahz want to shout!“

And when Mark got tired,
Rises mark RALO and oxen,
He killed you, the Turks.;
People take three items of treasure,
Take them to your old mother.:
„It is I you today, sorao!“