The Big Granite Mermaid - Copenhagen, Denmark
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 55° 41.740 E 012° 36.008
33U E 349167 N 6174819
Quick Description: The big granite mermaid statue is located on the port-of-call cruise ship dock in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Location: Denmark
Date Posted: 9/3/2012 5:32:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMF70D
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member wildwoodke
Views: 36

Long Description:
A counterpoint to Copenhagen's popular Little Mermaid statue is this big granite mermaid statue. It is seen by thousands of visitors to Copenhagen as they disembark cruise ships. This massive 15' high statue is carved out of a single piece of granite. She looks out to sea as her hands rest on a section of rough cut granite. You can find this impressive mermaid statue in front of a souvenir shop near the beginning of the Langelinie dock.


A mermaid is a mythological creature with a female body above the waist and the body and tail of a fish below. Stories about mermaids abound in folklore, literature, and popular culture. In some stories mermaids are benevolent toward men in other stories they are malevolent and drown their victims, usually unfortunate sailors. Modern stories tend to portray them in a more favorable light, as lovable creatures.
Time Period: Ancient

Approximate Date of Epic Period: 1000 BC - present

Epic Type: Mythical

Exhibit Type: Figure, Statue, 3D Art

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