LEGENDARY HOLY HILLRowokół is considered to be the sacred hill of the Slovinians, and archaeological discoveries confirm that this place has been worshiped at least since the Slavonic times, if not earlier. The mountain has grown into legends, and a large part of them refers to the old history of the hill above Smołdzin. The Legends tell of the treasures hidden by the Pirate clan of Bandemers, while others tell of the devil who performed some rituals somewhere on the slopes of Rowokół.
There is one of the two Slavic settlements, which, according to archaeologists, was not inhabited, and served as a cult place for the old Slavs. Who knows, perhaps the story of the devil is some distant echo of events from a thousand years ago, which somewhere in the memory of the people who lived here survived until the pre-war times? I am strongly connected with Smołdzin and Rowokoł. From summer, I spent every summer there, and finally inspired by my grandfather's stories and classic horror literature (Edgar Allan Poe and H. P. Lovecraft ), I wrote the book "Czarny bóg" (en. black god). A dark story which storyline I placed in Smołdzino just after the war, at a time when Rowokół and the old, almost forgotten stories, cast their long shadows on the village lying under the mountain.
MY LEGEND ABOUT DEVIL"Revekol Mountain is a mysterious place. The moss-covered paths used to be trodden by many a now forgotten tribe. But not only man was drawn to the Mountain. The devil himself was a frequent guest in its dense forests. He performed strange rituals, silently sending grey fog down to the village at the foot of Revekol Mountain."
O. Knoop, Volkssagen, Erzählungen, Aberglauben, Gebräuche und Märchen: aus dem östlichen Hinterpommern, Posen 1885, 70.