8 Facts About The Little Mermaid

1. The Little Mermaid is the most photographed statue in Denmark, with more than 5m snaps taken each year.

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2. The Little Mermaid is a Copenhagen icon, and receives more than a million visitors a year.

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3. The Little Mermaid was meant to be modelled after contemporary ballerina Ellen Price, but as she refused to model nude, the Mermaid was in fact modelled after Edvard Eriksen's wife, Eline.

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4. The Little Mermaid was made by Danish sculptor Edvard Eriksen and completed in 1913.

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5. Statue of The Little Mermaid sits on a rock in the Copenhagen harbor in Langelinie.

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6. The Little Mermaid's thinks of all that she has sacrificed and of all the pain she has endured for the prince.

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7. The Little Mermaid's is found by the prince, who is mesmerized by her beauty and grace, even though she is mute.

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8. The Little Mermaid's delivers him unconscious to the shore near a temple.

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