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Whipping of the Bulls

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This is one of the many pictures I took while I was in Denmark and England for a month and a half. I have over 900 pictures to sort through so here is just a teaser.

This is a statue in Copenhagen right where the little mermaid used to be but she is at a world expo as far as I know at the moment but thanks to :iconvampyyrinvalo: I know have he full story here is her version:

Gefion (the woman in the statue) is that she was a giantess who appealed to the king of the time (Gorm the Old), to have some lands of her own...and Gorm turned around rather sharply and said that if she could plow it out of the sea, she could have it.. So she turned her sons into bulls (because she was a giantess and skilled in seidr which is the old magic up north); and plowed Sjaelland from the sea.. its been above the waves ever since.
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Image size
4000x3000px 2.8 MB
Make
NIKON
Model
COOLPIX S3000
Shutter Speed
10/3200 second
Aperture
F/5.9
Focal Length
14 mm
ISO Speed
80
Date Taken
Jul 3, 2010, 4:39:57 PM
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vampyyrinvalo's avatar
hehe okay well you're slightly mistaken - the little mermaid is still there - she's right down at the harbour further up along the boardwalk (have been there too)..

and my story about Gefion (the woman in the statue) is that she was a giantess who appealed to the king of the time (Gorm the Old), to have some lands of her own...and Gorm turned around rather sharply and said that if she could plow it out of the sea, she could have it.. So she turned her sons into bulls (because she was a giantess and skilled in seidr which is the old magic up north); and plowed Sjaelland from the sea.. its been above the waves ever since.
Lafire's avatar
Well I just went in July and apparently she was in Taiwan for a World Expo. But I could have been mistaken.

Thanks so much for the story I will fix that immediately!
vampyyrinvalo's avatar
wow.... I didn't think they moved the mermaid.. I know there are several replicas of her; mostly because the one at the harbour sometimes has accidents (her head's been snapped off a few times); but yeah...

anyway :) no worries about the story ^_^
Lafire's avatar
Yeah they actually have a live feed of her in Taiwan there on her original spot. But it made me super sad since it was my first trip to Europe and Denmark at the same time.

Thanks so much once again I put it now in the comments giving you full Credit.
vampyyrinvalo's avatar
wow..and yeah I could imagine.. highly recommend a return journey then ^_^