Municipal crest of Łódź. One of the city symbols: a golden boat with an oar on a red background.According to the legend, the background color refers to the blood of a hermit, who sacrificed his life defending a girl unfairly accused of witchcraft.The golden boat, on the other hand, originates from the story of a man who sailed through the marshes of the Łódź wilderness, anchored in the area of today’s Zgierska Street and converted it into a new place, creating his first house and giving rise to a village – Łódź.