Transylvania is surrounded by mountains, but inside it contains many creeks, streams and rivers. This provided the lifeblood to the people to live and lived there.
I always see the mountains when I think of Transylvania, high, majestic, forbidding. I forgot the water.
Many people learned how to swim in their villages because the water from creeks and other bodies of water lay nearby. The vineyards needed water and most of the village grew grapes, and made wine.
Still, in my mind I see rugged countryside. Mountains. The whole chain of Mountains- the Carpathians- ringing the area. I don't see the forests and the countryside and the fields. i forget that people need to live not in the mountains but around them.
The myth that Transylvania is all mountains holds true even today, most people who lived there remember the mountains. It is not until they continue talking that they remember the lakes, rivers, and creeks.
So Transylvania has quite the unique territory. Not just mountains
More myths to come...