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Krakow-Smok

 

This seems appropriate for the date :-)  Below the hill of Wawel castle is this representation of Smok the dragon.

 

"According to Wincenty Kadlubek's Polish Chronicle, the Wawel dragon appeared during the reign of King Krakus (lat. Gracchus). The dragon required weekly offerings of cattle, if not, humans would have been devoured instead. In the hope of killing the dragon, Krakus called on his two sons, Lech and Krakus II. They could not, however, defeat the creature by hand, so they came up with a trick. They fed him a calf skin stuffed with smoldering sulfur, causing his fiery death. Then the brothers argued about who deserved the honor for slaying the dragon. The older brother killed the younger brother Grakch (Krakus), and told others that the dragon killed him. When Lech became king, his secret was revealed, and he got expelled from the country. The city was named in recognition of the brave and innocent Krakus." Wikipedia

 

The dragon breathes fire every fifteen minutes.

Krakow-Smok

 

This seems appropriate for the date :-)  Below the hill of Wawel castle is this representation of Smok the dragon.

 

"According to Wincenty Kadlubek's Polish Chronicle, the Wawel dragon appeared during the reign of King Krakus (lat. Gracchus). The dragon required weekly offerings of cattle, if not, humans would have been devoured instead. In the hope of killing the dragon, Krakus called on his two sons, Lech and Krakus II. They could not, however, defeat the creature by hand, so they came up with a trick. They fed him a calf skin stuffed with smoldering sulfur, causing his fiery death. Then the brothers argued about who deserved the honor for slaying the dragon. The older brother killed the younger brother Grakch (Krakus), and told others that the dragon killed him. When Lech became king, his secret was revealed, and he got expelled from the country. The city was named in recognition of the brave and innocent Krakus." Wikipedia

 

The dragon breathes fire every fifteen minutes.

comments (8)

That's something else!!! Great shot!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 Nov 2018, 00:17
Very good, Tom!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 5 Nov 2018, 06:42
Lech and Krakus II are dead and the dragon still breathes fire. smile
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 5 Nov 2018, 07:02
People will fight over anything Tom.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 Nov 2018, 07:38
Family arguments, I dunno..
I bet th4e kids like being taken to see that.
Where do these stories come from - Fire breathing dragons...
that was an interesting tale, Tom. and a nice shot to go with it.

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