The legend of Šančiai Mound

There is a pit on the top of Šančiai Mound. The legend tells that in the past the pit was very deep, and inside sat the devil. Children used to come there to tease him – they would throw a stone into the pit and flee from the hill as fast as they could. Running downhill, it felt as if one could hear the devil breathing in the ear. But the devil used to get bored very soon and turn around back to his pit even before any of the children dared to look back.

To this day the pit remains the devil’s habitat.