Ebavere Hill was a sacred hill of the ancient Estonians. The great god of Saaremaa, Tharapita, is supposed to have been born on Ebavere Hill and flown to Saaremaa from there. This story is connected with story related to the creation of Lake Kaali. Supposedly, during a year of crop failure, a beautiful girl named Eba was brought to the hill as a sacrifice. Therefore people started calling the hill Eba vere (blood of Eba). There are many stories about a city inside the Ebavere Hill, the Witch of Ebavere, the spirits residing on the hill and in the river, etc.