The waters of the picturesque Pihovec Stream rise from a small spring located below the old road from Zagrad to Vetrni vrh that then continues onward to Kum Mountain, which is – according to oral tradition – believed to be standing on three rocky legs with a lake beneath them. This assumption is most likely based on an ancient belief, upon which a water reservoir is hidden inside every mountain.
The lake/reservoir theory is backed up by some old-time legends. According to one, a piece of land had once fallen into the lake in the Mrak Valley in Cimerno. According to another, a pair of oxen had once fallen into some cave in Skofja Riza. The yoke (das Joch) of the first ox was later found at the spring of Pihovec Stream in Zagrad and the yoke of the second ox was found on the opposite side of Kum Mountain at the Mitovski Fall near Trbovlje.
The third legend relates directly to the Pihovec Stream. According to it, a huge rock on the inner side of the spring serves as a natural dam or a wedge (der Keil) that prevents the outbreak of large quantities of water.
Legends aside, the Pihovec Stream is actually a very small stream, which flows into Sopota less than a kilometer from its spring.
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