Who is Trehs?
“Trehs” is an abbreviation for Theresia, a typical name from the alpine countries. The legend of the herb witch from the Sarn valley. According to the legend Trehs was a herb fairy from the Sarn valley who was extremely well acquainted with the powers of these plants. During the witches’ nights at the mystical place of the “Stoanerne Mandln” (men of stone) she picked branches from mountain pines and threw them onto the fire. It was already known then that the fragrance of mountain pines has an exhilarating effect, frees the spirit and gives strength.
Another legend recounts the story of petrified lovers. Trehs was extremely beautiful and coveted by many nobles. The lovers were expressly asked not to turn round on their way back to the valley to admire Trehs’ beauty in the morning sun. Whoever could not resist this was condemned to be turned into stone by the envious witches. The petrified lovers are immortalised as witnesses at the location of the “Stoanerne Mandln”.
Spirit of the Alps
Whoever was acquainted with the vital energies of the alpine world knew about the pure and animated waters, knew the world of herbs and “Sunnseitn” (sunny places), tasted the fruits from inside and outside the soil, sensed the energy points, was acquainted with precious metals and had an open heart for what was new and good. The stars and the moon gave directions and the secrets of rest periods, of harvest times, of times of full blossom and times for sowing lay hidden in the pattern of the stars. People were raised in this cycle and knew that nothing and nobody moves independently. Trehs draws its strength from this store of tradition and knowledge and is not alone in this.