In the older days, long before the appearance of Christianity, the residents of the northern part of Europe worshipped their own gods. Ever since 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.
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.