In the olden days, long before the appearance of Christianity, the residents of the northern part of Europe worshipped their own gods. Ever since then the name of the god Rübezahl –mountain spirit and master of the riches under the ground – has secured by no means the last place in mythology. And there is a very good explanation for this. What is it?
Rübezahl could assume different appearances. He could be encountered as an elder, a grizzled monk or Romanesque warrior. Countless legends were compiled about him. Almost all these legends said that the Lord would help people with pure hearts and punish scoundrels.