Merisana, the queen of Ondine, was very beautiful and powerful. She was, however, unhappy about not being able to bring happiness to every creature on earth. One day, the Raggi King stopped at a stream, saw Merisana, and fell in love with her. They married, and Merisana asked for one hour of happiness for all creatures as her wedding gift. Mother Nature gratefully gave leaves, flowers and fruit. Two dwarfs decided to create a tree larch. On the wedding day, however, the larch had no life force. Merisana placed her bridal veil on the tree, which immediately turned green. Even today, you can see her bridal veil on the larch branches in spring.