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A view of Maiden's Tower in Üsküdar District of Şehr-i İstanbul, from a ship.There are many legends about Maiden's Tower. One of the most popular Turkish Legends is Princess Legend that she would be killed by a venomous snake on her 18th birthday. Once upon a time, a soothsayer makes the prediction to the King that his daughter will die as a result of a snakebite. Thereupon, the King has a castle built in the sea in order to protect his daughter. Time passes and the girl grows up in the castle. However, the prediction made by the soothsayer was inevitably comes true as a snake hiding a fruit basket carried to the princess bites and kills her.

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