The legend of the wild white chamois buck Zlatorog has its origins in the Triglav area. He had golden horns, owned a garden high up on the Triglav and was the keeper of a hidden treasure. When a greedy hunter tried to seize the treasure, he sneaked up to Zlatorog and shot him. From the blood of the slain chamois buck a miracle flower grew on the spot, which gave Zlatorog life back. In a rage, Zlatorog killed the culprit. Afterwards he destroyed his mountain garden and was never seen again.
Rudolf Baumbach made this legend the basis of his famous verse epic , which was published in 1877. The poet Camilla Lucerna turned the epic into a singspiel, for which her brother, the composer Eduard Lucerna , composed the music.
Today Zlatorog is the trademark of the Slovenian beer brand Laško .
- Digitized version of the first edition from 1877 on Google Books
- Digitized version of the 1885 edition (18,000) in the Internet Archive
- Digitized version of the 1893 edition (47th thousand) in the Internet Archive