Polish legends: King Popiel and the Mouse Tower

Polish legends: King Popiel and the Mouse Tower
Grzegorz Rosiński’s cover art (fragment) for a comic dedicated to the legend about Popiel – part of the bilingual series “Legendy polskie” / “Polish legends” released in 1970s.

This is a legend coming from c. 9th century and takes place in the town of Kruszwica, where a medieval Slavic fortified settlement (gród – gord) was once located. Popiel II was one of semi-legendary proto-Polish leaders, the last one from the dynasty of Popielids.

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