St. Urho - Menahga, MN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lenron
N 46° 45.006 W 095° 05.721
15T E 339960 N 5179526
Quick Description: Legendary St. Urho of Finnish Mythology in Menahga, MN.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 5/25/2011 11:58:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMBJ7V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 7

Long Description:
The legend of St. Urho is rumored to have been started by a couple of Minnesotans. However the legend and myth have grown and St. Urho is celebrated in all 50 states, Canada and even Finland. St. Urho's day is celebrated on March 16th, the day before St. Paticks day. The colors are green and purple and many local as well as world wide honor the day.

The tale is told on a plaque at the base of the St. Urho monument in Menahga MN. It tells of how St. Uhro saved the day by chasing the grasshoppers out of the grape plants in a glacial aged Finland.

St. Urho has many websites, one being. This website summarzies the legend of St. Urho by saying:

The legend of St. Urho says he chased the grasshoppers out of ancient Finland, thus saving the grape crop and the jobs of Finnish vineyard workers. He did this by uttering the phrase: "Heinäsirkka, heinäsirkka, mene täältä hiiteen" (roughly translated: "Grasshopper, grasshopper, go to Hell!"). His feast is celebrated by wearing the colors Royal Purple and Nile Green. St. Urho is nearly always represented with grapes and grasshoppers as part of the picture.
Time Period: Ancient

Epic Type: Mythical

Exhibit Type: Figure, Statue, 3D Art

Approximate Date of Epic Period: Not listed

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