"Gefion Fountain" Langelinie Tip by ginte

Langelinie, Copenhagen: 16 reviews and 31 photos

  Gefion Fountain
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The official name is 'Gefion'. According to an ancient legend, Gefion was the goddess who ploughed the island of Zealand out of Sweden. The Swedish king Gylfe offered the goddess Gefion as much land as she was capable of ploughing within one day and one night. Gefion was only helped by four oxen. She transformed her four sons into im- mensely powerful oxen and had them plough so deeply in the Ground that they raised the land and pulled it into the sea. This is how the island of Zealand was created.

Address: Churchillparken
Directions: Not far from the Little Mermaid

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  • Updated May 23, 2005
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