There are many Legends about the Basilisk. There are many differing versions of who killed the Basilisk – once it is a tailor as in our legend, once accused wrongly of murder Jan Ślązak, and another time a brave girl named Magda. Regardless of who defeated the creature, it always dies the same way…
The Basilisk was also very troublesome for the people of Warsaw. During the day it slept, but at night it destroyed everything it encountered on its way, causing fires, destroyed walls and killing and eating animals.
From time to time there, some brave soul armed with a sword and shield tried to kill the monster, but it always ended tragically as he became another stone statue.
In the cellar it was dark and messy. The boy had to be careful not to make unnecessary noise and wake the Basilisk up prematurely. As he walked down the corridors he saw that the creature had accumulated considerable wealth he understood how many people had tried to kill the beast. This view filled him with fear, but the boy went bravely forward.
The tailor, with emotion, dropped the mirror, which smashed into many pieces, each of them reflecting the sun’s rays through a small, ceiling window. The room became bright, and all the statues became living people again.
The tears of happiness and overwhelming joy were endless. All the people of Warsaw breathed a sigh of relief and wanted to thank their saviour, but the tailor had already set off further on his journey …