I've been reading the German translation of Alois Jirásek's Old Bohemian Legends -- and my favorite story is definitely The Maidens' War Hoping to delve deeper into the legend, I found a few websites with commentaries. One of the articles I found (http://www.radio.cz/en/article/11889) compares Šárka to Robin Hood -- in that both of them have become cultural icons. But is Šárka's story really as popular in the Czech Republic as Robin Hood is in England? What, if any, relevance does the story have today? Another article I found (http://www.radio.cz/en/article/58711) says, "(the Maidens' War) always brings forward some laughter in Czech people. It casts a strange light on the legend of women's power as something that is a little bit ridiculous." Hmm ... is it true Czechs think this story comedic? Maybe the German translation is very untrue to the original text, but I don't see what's so funny about it :lol: It might describe an absurd series of events, but then don't most legends?