Goddess created Zealand
The powerful goddess Gefion - who according to the story originated
from Norse mythology - was offered as much land in Sweden
as she was able to plough during one day and one night by
the Swedish King Gylfe. To fulfil this task
she turned her four sons into strong oxen’s. Gefion
and the oxen’s did their job so well that they were
able to create Zealand the Island where Copenhagen is situated.
This great work left a huge hole in Sweden - where Lake
Vänern is placed. On a map you will notice that
the outline of Zealand matches the outline
of Lake Vänern.
A miniature Gefion Fountain
exact miniature of the Gefion Fountain called “Little
Gefion”, was built by the same creator of the
original Gefion Fountain Sculptor Anders Bundgaard in 1901
as a model. The miniature Gefion Fountain was later erected
in front of Bispebjerg Hospital in 1915
- and is still in function.
Gefion Fountain is a popular tourist attraction - and is used
as a wishing well by thousands of visitors