Huge Dragon gargoyle in New Town Hall / Nová radnice (Brno-South Moravia)
N 49° 11.642 E 016° 36.340
33U E 616983 N 5450266
Quick Description: This unusual huge copper gargoyle, in the shape of legendary Brno Dragon, you can find in the first courtyard of the Baroque complex of the New Town Hall (Nová radnice) in Brno...
Location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic
Date Posted: 5/5/2011 2:20:06 AM
Waymark Code: WMBCE0
This unusual huge copper gargoyle, in the shape of legendary Brno Dragon, you can find in the first courtyard of the Baroque complex of the New Town Hall (Nová radnice) in Brno...
This unusual dragon, made from copper sheets, is an enlarged and recent copy of the much smaller original Baroque gargoyle.
Legend of the Brno Dragon
Once upon a time, a huge dragon appeared in Moravian town Brno. He ate poultry and strangled lambs, and people were very scared of him. Merchants started to stay out of the city, women could not go to the market. Councillors racked their brains as to how to get rid of him, and in the end announced a reward for the killing of the dragon. However, for a long time, nobody was brave enough to face such a monster. One day, a travelling butcher volunteered to try. He sewed up burnt lime into an ox skin, and hid it in the grass. The dragon smelled the ox skin, and ate the whole lot. This made him very thirsty, so he went to the river and drank so much water that the lime began to expand, and in the end his stomach burst out...