There is a legend associated with the name of Sorapiss, which in local dialect means “above the waterfall”. A “peace-loving” king named Sorapiss turned himself into a rocky mountain during a course of unexpected events. A witch had bewitched the king’s impulsive daughter Misurina by promising her a magical mirror as a reward for providing shade to her house. This was honoured by her doting father, who turned himself into a mountain. At a later date, Misurina, demonstrating a sense of gratitude towards her father, cried and shed tears which formed the Lago di Sorapiss at the foot of the large cliff of Sorapiss, the immobilized form of her father.