How was Kehtna water reservoir created?
Once there lived Kalevipoeg's son. He was powerful, hard-working, a good man and strong. One day, when his chores were done he thought he’d create something. He was lying near the edge of the forest and was thinking. Finally he came up with a plan to create his own lake. He started to dig. When the excavation was completed Kalevipoeg's son thought how he could fill it with water. Then he remembered Rudolf Kuuse, who owned the River Kuusiku. He asked him if he could re-direct the river to make it flow there so that it would fill it with water. Mr Kuusk agreed and Kalevipoeg's son built a dam out of oak, so that there would be a lot of water and you could swim there. Kalevipoeg's son was happy about what he had done and everybody congratulated him.
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A long time ago, when Estonia was still uninhabited, here lived mythical creatures named the Budokai. They were so powerful that they could channel their spiritual energy into energy blasts. But then their water reserves ran out. They thought what they could do about it, but none of them managed to come up with a good idea. Then an old wise man told about a legend where deep underground there was the purest water in the universe. The Budokais selected a good spot and began shooting their energy blasts into the ground. And guess what! Pure water started to flow, but it turned out that the water was poisonous for the Budokai. They decided to leave this place to search for other resources in the world. And that is how the water reservoir was created.
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A long time ago there was a deep hole instead of the present water reservoir. It was very dray and it rarely rained at Kehtna. Animals needed somewhere to get water. Then came an old buckskin horse, who went to the hole and dropped a tear. The tear suddenly started to fill the whole hole. And that’s how the Kehtna water reservoir was created.
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Once upon there was a field instead of the water reservoir. People went cultivating the land there. But one day people found a lot of diamonds from the field. Everybody wanted the field for themselves. They started fighting. One day vampires found out about the field. They also wanted it, so one night when there were no people in the field they dug up the entire field and took all the diamonds. Now instead of a field there was a deep hole. The next day when the people found out that all the diamonds were gone, they were very disappointed. They couldn’t believe that one man could dig the entire field. They settled their differences and went home. But the ghost of that field had found out and flooded the entire hole up with water. People started to use water and found out it to be healthy. The diamonds that the vampires had stolen, turned into soil. Later the hole taht had been filled with water, was called Kehtna water reservoir.
Stories were translated by Johannes