brijuni3The Creator of the Earth intended to shape a part of it to reflect the image of Heaven. Thus Istria was born, like a garden covered with magnificent trees and vast meadows, weeping blue sea inviting people to a happier life. But the jealous devil destroyed his work by tearing the bag in which the angel was carrying the unused stones and thousands of rocks scattered around the Istrian country, a country of contrasts, gentle and rough, fertile and barren, sunny and cloudy. Desolated angels gathered the pieces of Heaven remaining among the scattered rocks and protected them by sea waves. That’s how the Islands were created.