Legend of the Croatian Coat of Arms

p1110481 Throughout history, the Croats often had to fight wars for their independence and their country. Thus, according to legend, more than a thousand years ago, after one of numerous battles, the Croatian King Držislav and the Venetian Doge, Pietro Orseolo, having learnt the common passion for the game of Chess, came to a very strange idea….to move the battlefield of bloody wars to the Chess game. so they agreed to play three games of chess and the winner will reign over the sea and the islands for which they were at war. In the lengthy struggle, full of uncertainty and outwitting, the Croatian King defeated the Venetian Doge.

Thereafter, in gratitude and remembrance of the event, he chose a red and white checkerboard for his coat of arms and the Croatian state has kept it as it’s symbol until the present day.

This legend symbolizes desire of the Coats for their freedom and their independent state, since it’s beginning in the seventh century.

Playing this game you take a journey into the past of these ancient people and refresh the memories of beautiful moments spent in Croatia.

LEGENDA O HRVATSKOM GRBU Još od stoljeća sedmog  Hrvati često su morali voditi ratove za svoju slobodnu i neovisnu državu.

Prema legendi, prije više od tisuću godina, nakon jedne od mnogih bitaka, naš kralj Stjepan Držislav i mletački  Doge Pietro Orseolo, doznavši za jednački strast prema šahovskoj igri, došli su na jednu vrlo neobičnu ideju…da krvave i iscrplujuće ratove s vojnog polja presele na šahovsko polje. dogovorili suseda će odigrati tri šahovsko partije i onome tko pobijedi, pripast će more i otoci za koje su ratovali. U dugo trajnoj borbi, punoj neizbjesnosti  i nadmudrivanja, Držislav je porazio svojega protivnika. U znak  zahvalnosti i sjećanja na taj događaj, on odabire crveno bijelo šahovasko polje za grb svoje obitelji i hrvatske drzave, koji se kao njen simbol održao sve do danas..

Igrajući ovu igru otputujte i bi u našu daleku prošlost i osvježite sječanje na kralja Držislava i ovu legendu.

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