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Universitätsring 1 (1.)  
(Universität - Arkadenhof)

Kastalia

Castalia

Castalia (Ancient Greek: Κασταλία), a nymph whom Apollo transformed into a fountain at Delphi. Castalia could inspire the genius of poetry to those who drank her waters or listened to their quiet sound
(Wikipedia)
Edmund von Hellmer
1909

Wien /  Kastalia   Wien /  Kastalia

Description

Marble statue of the nymph Castalia sitting above a fountain, with the bronze snake Python next to the pedestal. On the side of the pedestal a relief of a Apollo killing the snake.

Inscription(s)

ΚΑΣΤΑΛΙΑ
αχελωις
ειμι
υγνος εμος
μεν ονειρος
οναρ δαυ
γνωσις
ετυχθη
Castalia
Acheloós'
daughter
My sleep is
indeed a dream,
but my dream
becomes reality

Wien - Kastalia

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Location (N 48°12'47" - E 16°21'36")

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