Castle of Loyal Women|قلعه زنان وفادار

“119th story”



I always loved my mother’s stories, even the most unreal ones. It doesn’t matter if an account is a total lie; what matters is what we learn from it. We can change the world if each one of us turns a little bit of these fairy tales into reality, like love, trust, loyalty and millions of positive things in those stories.


I like to live in dreams; I guess life would be more beautiful this way.


In the year 1140, a war happened between two dynasties of “Welfs” and “Hohenstaufen” in Germany. There are many fairytales about this war, and one of it that I like most is this;



When the enemy was able to win the battle and sieged the castle Weinsberg, all the people sheltered in the castle.


The enemy’s commander said: “I will not kill any women nor children. All the children and women can walk out of the castle, and we won’t hurt them; and as a generosity, I will allow each woman to carry one of her most important belonging, as long as she can carry it.”


When they opened the castle’s gate, they saw each woman has her husband on her back and carrying him out of the castle. The legend of these loyal wives is a huge fairytale in the world.


If the commander would say men “instead of women” can carry their most valuable belongings with them, what do you think these men would bring out of the castle with them? LOL

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  1. I know this story, it’s delightful. And you’re right: what would the men have taken with them?

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  2. Beautiful story. I think the men would have taken every thing out but the castle’s walls.Lol

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  3. There’s an error, the real tale is:

    Every woman had “a” husband on their back.

    It was never disclosed if it was “their” husband. Some even carried 2…

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  4. I wonder if my wife can carry me. I weigh twice as much as she does.

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  5. “what do you think these men would bring out of the castle with them?” the question is very interesting…I would rather not know the answer.
    Quite a legend, beautifully written. 🙂

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  6. Haha! Yes – I wonder how many wives would be carried out! 😀 I love this story ❤

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  8. I am thankful for you, youur mother and the stories you both preserve! We THANK YOU…for sharing them!

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  9. You write great contents

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  10. Beautiful story! Enjoyed reading it.

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  11. Oops… I say nothing 😉😂 the fairytales are the best 💖💖

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  12. I guess the women figured that it was better to keep the man they knew rather than be forced to live with the enemy.

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  13. Such a lovely story. Women are really selfless and so are some men. Alhamdulillah

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  14. I think I read this story before…
    if I am not wrong every women carried their husband instead of things…

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  15. Awesome story! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. This is nice and funny. Made me laugh.

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  17. You are welcome. You are one of my favorites.🌹🌹🌹

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  18. Another great story, Laleh. I’m still pondering the question you ended with. I would hope the men would carry their wives, but chances are some would not. Something to think about. LOL!

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  19. Wow..Laleh what a wonderful story. The imagery is remarkable. Powerful message of loyalty, their devoted love shows. 😊🙏🌹

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  20. The result with men would probably not have been the same.

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