The RigaRooster sits high above the rooftops of Riga Latvia and he ...Sees all ... Knows everything ... Tells little ... but, shares what's important
Legend tells that the RigaRooster which adorns the top of the oldest church spires in the capital city of Latvia, Riga, serves as a wind indicator and to guide visitors into the city.
According to Christian tradition, the rooster is also a vigilant defender against evil, and with his morning song he can drive away all bad things.
It is also true that the RigaRooster on a church steeple serves as a wind indicator. This is very important for Riga as a seaport since the wind direction means a great deal for sailing vessels. Hence RigaRoosters decorate all the churches near the Daugava River. more