The Schildhornsage (often also referred to as "Schildhorn legend") is about the Slavic prince Jaxa of Köpenick, who fled in 1157 in the founding year of Mark Brandenburg before Albrecht the Bear by the Havel. When Jaxa threatened to drown, he had called in his distress the previously hated "Christian God" and out of gratitude for his salvation his shield and his horn hung on a tree and committed to Christianity. Since then, the headland to which he has saved himself is called Schildhorn. Schildhorn has belonged to Berlin since 1920. The saga symbolically reflects the founding myth of the Mark Brandenburg: the transition from Slavic to German rule.
Source and more info: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schildhornsage
July 16, 2018
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