BALTIC BUNDLE 3 : HAVIS AMANDA STATUE, MARKET PLACE, HELSINKI
Havis Amanda is the name given to a nude statue sighted within a fountain surrounded by four spurting sea lions near the Market Place in Helsinki. Dating from the beginning of the twentieth century, the statue is supposed to symbolise the rebirth of Helsinki. It would appear that there is a legend that Havis Amanda "patronises men's sexual potency". Some men believe that washing one's face with water from the fountain and shouting "Rakastaa!" (Finnish verb for loving someone) three times increases their sexual ability.