Brabo In Antwerp
Brabo In Antwerp
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17-05-2010
Antwerp got its name from a legend involving a mythical giant called Antigoon who lived near the river Scheldt. He exacted a toll from those crossing the river, and for those who refused, he severed one of their hands and threw it into the river Scheldt. Eventually, the giant was slain by a young hero named Brabo, who cut off the giant's own hand and flung it into the river. Hence the name Antwerpen, from Dutch hand werpen´┐Żakin to Old English hand and wearpan (= to throw), that has changed to today's warp (source: Wikipedia).

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