The legend of Pypliai Mound

The legend tells that this mound was built by the duke Pyplys in honour of his son who died in a war. It has long been believed that, as All Saints’ Day approaches, the souls of the dead return to where they came from and the returning souls of fallen war heroes turn into trees. This is why there are so many trees on the mound.

Another legend tells that Napoleon’s soldiers erected the mound by each one pouring out a hat of soil.