Trahlyta was a woman in Cherokee legend who is said to have lived in the North Georgia Mountains near present-day Dahlonega in the United States. Trahlyta supposedly drank from a nearby Fountain of Youth to maintain her renowned beauty. The warrior Wahsega courted her, but Trahlyta rejected his courtship, and the angered warrior kidnapped and imprisoned Trahlyta in some unknown location away from the beauty’s mountain home. Trahlyta longed to see her home again, but her captor did not relent, and she grew weak and died.
Her dying wish, according to the legend, was to be buried in the mountain forests whence she came.
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