According to ancient legends Rhodopa was a beautiful young lady, adored by all – men and gods. Everybody wanted her for his wife and was trying to steal her for himself. God Hemus was particularly jealous. He did not want anyone else to look at Rhodopa and started throwing stones in order to make hills, which to hide her from humans and Gods. These hills are now the hills of the city of Plovdiv. They were not sufficient though. The news about Rhodopa’s beauty traveled far and wide. Men and gods came to see her and immediately fell in love with her. Fury and jealousy took Hemus and he turned her into a mountain.