Cruel Tree


There is a village in Georgia called Matveli. Earlier it was named Mark-Vili which  meant “I killed”.The village is known for its big cruel tree.

For many years, people were sacrificing their first newborn sons to the tree.
It was an obligatory ritual, in case of non – compliance, the whole family was condemned to death.
Fortunately this tradition ended when one of the women of the village had a dream before she was going to sacrifice her son. In her dream, a Saint told her that there was no need to kill her son as the tree had lost its power.
Then people stopped the savage ritual, but the cruel tree is still standing there spreading horror among the villagers.
This story is true but whether the tree demanded sacrifice or not has  remained a mystery.



Gayane Astoyan


Thea Gaguah

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