Dolasilla

Dolasilla

Dolasilla was the beautiful princess of the Kingdom of Fanes. Her father was really greedy and was constantly seeking ways of enriching his power, for instance looking for gold and silver, extracted by the dwarfs in the mines close to Canazei. The King had succeeded in taking a good amount of the precious metals, but was taken prisoner by the dwarfs. Still, he managed to escape. The princess feared the rage of the dwarfs, and returned the looted precious goods to them, unbeknownst to her father.

As a sign of gratitude, the dwarfs gave her a white, shiny armour, that would protect her from the arrows of the enemies. They told her she would have become a warrior heroine, up until her wedding day. They also warned her that, should the shield darken, her life would have been in peril and she should no longer fight.

When Dolasilla went back to her father, he showed great dismay at what she had one, but was also happy at the thought that her daughter would have become a famous warrior. From that day onwards, the Fanes population never lost a battle, and Dolasilla was crowned in the Plan de Corones with a crown made of precious stones, the "Rajëta".

One night, Dolasilla dreamt of a departed enemy, who told her that her triumphs would not have lasted long. This alarmed her, but her father insisted on her continuing to fight. At the same time, the magician Spina de Mul wanted to destroy the powers of Dolasilla and, for this reason, set up an alliance against the Kingdom of the Fanes. The hero Ey de Net was fighting for Spina da Mul, but fell in love with Dolasilla, when he saw her with her shiny amour, on her beautiful horse. Spina da Mul noticed this and decided to make do on his own. He fired a magic arrow against Dolasilla and she was badly wounded. Ey de Net felt betrayed by Spina de Mul and changed sides. The armour Dolasilla had received from the dwarfs could only protect her from normal arrows, and so another one was created, which could do so for magical ones, as well. Ey de Net carried that in the battle.

Shortly afterwards, Ey de Net asked Dolasilla to marry him. Her father, aware of the prophecy, according to which she would have lost her powers in battle after marriage, had no choice but to give his kingdom to the enemy. He promised not to send Dolasilla in battle, but also sent Ey de Net away from the Kingdom. He himself retired and waited to see what happened. Dolasilla was extremely sad because of Ey and, one day, while wandering in the woods, she found several abandoned children. They begged her to give them her magic arrows, and so she did. She was not aware, however, that those children had in fact been sent by Spina da Mul to acquire the magic arrows. The day of the big battle, which the King had stirred, Dolasilla’s armour darkened, but the population of Fanes asked her to fight all the same.

The enemies immediately understood what this meant, and shot arrows at her, killing her. The King was waiting on the Lagazuoli Mountain, and could not sense anything.

The enemies informed her of his daughter’s death. The King was transformed himself into stone, such was the sorrow of what he had done against his daughter and his population. This statue can still be seen today at the Passo Falzarego, which takes its name from the “false king” (Falza rego in Italian), who had betrayed his population.