Legends about the origin of the name of the city of Hust


The exact date of the city’s appearance Khust it is unknown, but it is known that this event took place almost 1000 years ago. Very often, when we want to learn something about the past, but there are no written sources to some extent they can replace legends.

According to one of them, its name Khust I owe it to the Prince of darkness himself. As the old residents say, once the unclean wanted to return to the sinful earth and leave his native hell. After a good run, he tried with all his strength to break the ground with his head in the middle of the plain. He managed to get out almost completely, but unfortunately he could not pull the tip of his tail out of the ground. Despite all his efforts and efforts, nothing good came of his intention. In desperation, he decided to go back to hell. But the damned tail didn’t budge. High hills and mountains rose up from its desperate movements underground. With the last of his strength, the devil managed to return to hell, but a piece of the tail remained in the ground. When it happened the evil one cried, ” Yoi MUI ne hvost!”- and the Valley began to sound: “Hust-Hust-Hust.” Since then, the city that soon appeared at the foot of the young Carpathian they call it Hust.

Another legend

According to another legend, the city owes its name to the word “handkerchief”. Old-timers say that in the old days the local sentries castle’s at the approach of the Tatar troops, signals of danger were transmitted from the surrounding watchtowers, waving the appropriate gestures with a red signal handkerchief.

According to the third version, a long time ago, the city was surrounded by very dense forests. the woods, and “Hust” is a derivative of thick.

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