Gefionspringvandet

One of Copenhagen’s greatest monuments is the spectacular Gefion fountain, which was constructed in 1908 by the Danish sculptor Anders Bundgaard. The statue of the Scandinavian goddess Gefion is its most prominent feature. The Swedish monarch allegedly pledged to provide her as much land as she could plow in a single night. Gefion transformed her four boys into oxen and hitched them to a plough after taking him at his word. She had already covered a sizable portion of Sweden by morning, which she scooped up and flung into the water to create Zealand. Lake Vänern was created from the gap left behind (whose shape somewhat resembles that of Zealand).

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