At the beginning of the village Šmihel pod Nanosom there is a sculpture of the brave shepherd boy Jakob and the dragon from Postojna Cave.
Legend has it that a terrible dragon that everyone feared once lived in the Postojna Cave. The local residents called the resourceful shepherd boy Jakob for help, who tamed the dragon by bringing him a lime-filled calfskin for a meal.
When the monster got a drink of water after lunch, it blew up. To thank Jakob for his courage, the locals erected a statue at the entrance to the village, and sewed a bag from the remnants of the dragon’s skin, and ever since then the people of Postojna have been known as “torbarji”.