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  • 1. Polish Comenius Team Wawel Dragon
  • 2. According to legend the Wawel Dragon or Smok Wawelski resided beside the River Vistula in a cave under Wawel Hill, upon which can now be found the Royal Wawel Castle and Wawel Cathedral in the city of Kraków.
  • 3. The city of Kraków dates from the 7th century and according to legend was founded by Prince or King Krak (Krakus or Grakch) of the Lechites who were probably the first people to settle on Wawel Hill. The story of the Smok Wawelski takes place during the reign of King Krak and the dragon terrorised his lands, destroying homes and crops as well as eating livestock and killing his subjects.
  • 4. Many, many years ago, when Krakow was still the capital of Poland, there lived in the castle on the Wawel mountain King Krak with his daughter Wanda. All the citizens in Krakow loved their kind-hearted King and the loving Wanda. For many years everyone lived peacefully and provided for the well-being of their town. Amongst them lived one of the cobbler's family, a capable and hard- working apprentice by the name of Dratewka.
  • 5. Legend of the wawel dragon