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Godafoss Waterfall
Iceland

There is a local story about the name of the falls. Godafoss translated to english means Falls of the Gods. In year 1000 when Icelanders took Christianity as they religion, they also adopted a gregorian calendar. Local clan lawkeeper destroyed pagan gods statues pushing them of the falls.

Copyright: Marek Koszorek
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Taken: 17/04/2011
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