Sculpture of Melusina in the Grund created by the artist Serge Ecker and installed in 2015
Photo: Maison Moderne archives
Even if Luxembourg is a tiny country, its many castles, narrow valleys and deep forests serve as a fertile ground for folktales and legends. With her own sculpture in the Grund valley, Melusina remains one of the most popular legends of the grand duchy.
In this first episode of a new series about Luxembourg’s legends, Delano presents an array of legends that have been passed down through generations over the centuries. There is however a twist: all legends will be presented in the podcast format, conforming to the traditional oral transmission of legends.
This week, Delano presents Melusina, also called the ancestress of Count Siegfried, who founded Luxembourg in 963.
Audio credits: Kevin MacLeod for PI Tchaikovsky’s, The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, streamwater from Inspector J, Melusina’s song by Killbaybee, birdsong by Juskiddink, whipping waves from Taira Komori.