Eldżej, Modułek, Tabuś, Assik, Pakerka oraz Pikselek – these are the names of the dwarves who haved moved into LG factory in Biskupice Podgórne a few weeks ago. The names were made up by the factory workers.
As the dwarves of Wrocław are the inherent part of the urban landscape and close friends of the inhabitants, almost nobody asks where they came from. The answer is neither simple nor unambiguous and the only person to know it for sure is the Papa Dwarf but there are a couple of plausible versions…
Dearest children and grown-ups, you must have heard of this year’s feast on the Market Square of Wrocław on 1st June. Present-day inhabitants gave it a fashionable name: ‘Europa na widelcu’ (Europe on the fork). Do you know what first feasts in the city looked like, though?
Day by day, he stares gloomily from behind the thick bars in Prison Street (ul. Więzienna). Heavy chains inhibit his movements. Why is that so? The reason has been long forgotten. Versions vary depending on the source of information. He was reportedly punished for disrespect for public order because of shaving his beard, something that no respectable dwarf would think of doing. Others claim his name used to be the Lazy Dwarf and he was sentenced to confinement after having overslept for a yearly meeting of the dwarfs of Wrocław. The truth is different, though. He’s guilty of gluttony.