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Copenhagen, Denmark

Zoe & Baxter head to Copenhagen to visit the Little Mermaid Statue featured at Langelinie Promenade, a real location in Denmark. The bronze statue was created by Edvard Eriksen in 1913. Hans Christian Anderson, a Danish author, wrote The Little Mermaid in 1837 and lived in Copenhagen for a time. In his story, she had found a small statue of a boy carved in white marble, the same one Zoe needed to find.


Melantha met Anderson around the time he published the book, at a time where she was starting to understand the importance of Landwalkers believing in the magical world. She encouraged him to spread the word about mermaids, just like she had done when she befriended Dr. Clock. It is the reason the stone of her pendant wanted to use it as protection, until she retrieved it. That Little Mermaid Statue is the best representation of her friendship with Anderson, but because it is a tourist attraction, the stone was safer in the small white marble statue of the boy, found in an underwater grotto.


The statue sits in the Copenhagen Harbor, which feeds into the Baltic Sea, which feeds into the North Sea, and then eventually goes to the Atlantic, making it apart of Cavan’s kingdom. 


Baxter teaches about the myths of mermaids in his class at USC. Because of Disney’s movie, he must always make a point to make it clear that in the original story, her name was not Ariel. 

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