Which legendary hero from Switzerland was made to shoot an arrow at this fruit balanced on his son’s head?
The legendary hero from Switzerland William Tell, was made to shoot an arrow at this fruit balanced on his son’s head. The Danish legend of Palnatoki, first attested in the twelfth-century Gesta Danorum by Saxo Grammaticus, is the earliest known parallel to the Tell legend. As with William Tell, Palnatoki is forced by the ruler (in this case King Harald Bluetooth) to shoot an apple off his son’s head as proof of his marksmanship.
Seven hundred years ago, William Tell shot an arrow through an apple on his son’s head and launched the struggle for Swiss independence.
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