Sunday, October 24, 2010

Iron Wolf

Just outside the parish hall in Kernavé is this sculpture of the Iron Wolf. The howling wolf is a symbol of Vilnius, the capitol of Lithuania. Legend says that after a hunting in a beautiful place between the Neris and Vilna rivers, Duke Gediminas had a dream: a huge Iron Wolf on a high hill was howling as a hundred wolfs. In the morning a prophet explained the meaning the meaning of the dream: a strong city would be build in the place of the hunting. So the Duke founded Vilnius at that place.