Kontići- the forest guardians
We present you a story of the small guardians Kontići of the forest Kontia, located on the Istrian peninsuala near Vrsar. They are happy small creatures who loves nature and try to protect her, they are also ecologists who recycle waste from the forest. The story of the Kontići acts as an intangible heritage, with an emphasis on "loving homeland it learns from the small foot"based on the children. The story also mentions the material heritage as a monastery in Kloštra, the Mukaba fortress as well as Romuald's cave, and the same mythological being, Veli Jože, which is one of the symbols of children's literature in Istria. Through the story, point is on protect the forest/ nature , which children develop awareness of sustainable development and conservation of nature. In other mythologies in Europe there are creatures that also act in the preservation of their habitant like: Puca, Gnomes, Leshy and more others. We can say that the awareness of children has developed since ancient times, on nature conservation and sustainable development. Through storytelling, point is on nurturing native heritage, which is also a European one, why?Because the other mythical beings act in the preservation of nature, which is common to all of them, it can be said that each country has its own mythological creature.
Community engagement, Education