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Dragon - Munich, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 48° 08.231 E 011° 34.539
32U E 691615 N 5334755
Quick Description: This dragon is located on the base of a column honoring the Virgin Mary known as the Mariensäule.
Location: Bayern, Germany
Date Posted: 6/7/2015 9:30:24 PM
Waymark Code: WMP14W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 37

Long Description:
The Wikipedia page for the plaza (visit link) (also named after Mary) has this description of the column:

"Mary's Column

The Mariensäule is a Marian column located on the Marienplatz in Munich, Germany. It was erected in 1638 to celebrate the end of Swedish occupation during the Thirty Years' War and is topped by a golden statue of the Virgin Mary standing on a crescent moon as the Queen of Heaven, created in 1590. The figure was originally located in the Frauenkirche. Mariensäule in Munich was the first column of this type built north of the Alps and inspired erecting other Marian columns in this part of Europe.
At each corner of the column's pedestal is a statue of a putto, created by Ferdinand Murmann. The four putti are each depicted fighting a different beast, symbolizing the city's overcoming of adversities: war represented by the lion, pestilence by the cockatrice, hunger or famine by the dragon and heresy by the serpent."

Time Period: Ancient

Approximate Date of Epic Period: 2000 BC

Epic Type: Mythical

Exhibit Type: Figure, Statue, 3D Art

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