The mermaid of Warsaw stands on the banks of the Vistula river, providing protection for the city. She has been on the city cost of arms at least since the 1300’s, but nobody really knows the full history, but the main story has it that she was swimming in the river, paused on the riverbank to rest and decided to stay..
Here she is on Old Town Square; if you look carefully you can find her image all over the city.
Legend has it that the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen is the Warsaw mermaid’s sister.
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