The Treasurer or as others call him , the Warden, is a legendary figure of mine's tales. He is a guardian of the salt treasure in Wieliczka. The ruler of Wieliczka undergrounds shows himself to visitors in a recess carved out in Poniatowski traverse. For ages miners believed in a good spirit of the mine who has always warned them of imminent dangers such as a fire, a collapse, or a methane explosion.
If "he" Treasurer" appeared in a particular area of the mine, then immediately miners used to leave that area to a safe location.
|A composition presenting such a meeting of the Treasurer with Wieliczka miners was sculptured by miners -sculptors in 1968.|
|The Treasurer - the VIP in salt mine...|