Vahagni village, home of Vahagn the Dragon Slayer
7 September, 2022
Welcome to the village of Vahagni (Lori province), immersed in the high mountains and golden seas of wheat. The village is named after Vahagn Vishapakagh (Vahagn the Dragon Slayer), who was a god of fire, thunder, and war worshiped in ancient Armenia.
A monument of Vahagn Vishapakagh has been guarding the gates of the village since 1973. Surrounded by lush green mountains, Vahagn stands triumphantly on his high pedestal. He protects the village and the children running under his feet with a bold look.
It is the hottest time of summer, and that means the villagers have scattered across the fields, mountains and valleys like diligent bees to work. It won’t be until late fall, before the people assemble in the village again.
Let’s take a ride on the wings of the cool summer breeze, over the mountains of Vahagni, through the valley and along the river stream.