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Statue in Faaborg

Over a century after its unveiling in 1912, Kai Nielsen’s astonishing statue is still likely to raise eyebrows. Yes, that is indeed a naked man lying beneath a cow and sucking from its bronze udders. Well, not exactly a man, but the frost giant Ymir, from whose body the sky and earth were made according to a Norse creation myth.

This prominent version on the main old-town square outside Sydbank is, in fact, a copy. The granite original is within the Faaborg Museum.

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