The legend says that Holger Danske never died. He was a viking hero who is said to be sleeping under Kronborg castle until he wakes up to defend Danmark during any time of great threat. He was Ogier the Dane who was a fierce Viking warrior. William Shakespear called Kronborg castle " Elsinore" in Hamlet. While walking through the cellars of the castle, we did not find the sleeping hero but we did find this statue of him. Hans Peder Pedersen-Dan is the sculptor of this statue. Holger Danske is mentioned in the "Songs of Roland " which is an epic poem that describes the battle of Roncevaux in 778 BCE. Charlemagne (Charles the Great), Pope Adrian I, and Viking King Ragnar Lodbrok were ruling at this time. Hans Christian Anderson is among the authors who spread the rumors that Holger Danske never died.