Europa: Tales and legends

Fischer 3499-3500 | Michel 3647-3648 | Year of issue 1997 | Republic of Poland

Polish tales and legends. Europa issues.

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Fern's flower
Wars and Sawa

Glossary

It is said that during Saint John's Eve (the shortest night of the year), the fern's flower may be found. According to legend, whoever finds the fern will soon find great treasures.
Warszawa is Polish for Warsaw. Warszawa got its name from two fishermen called Wars and Sawa, who were twins. According to legend. the mermaid Syrena lived in the river Vistula. She predicted the founding of Warsaw by Wars and Sawa.

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Resources

Mythology
Legend
The legend of Syrena (www.260sigsqnsam.abelgratis.co.uk)

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