Stories and legends in the UK

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The UK has stories and legends clearly exposed to both inside and outside the country. Many of these destinations are already known by the locals and from which we begin to detail them below:

Stories and legends in the UK

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In our journey to discover the stories and legends of the country, we can go Towards the junction of A344 and A303 between Salisbury and Amesbury. To go see one of the spectacular stone columns SEA are on one side of the road that makes us feel like a little child before his birthday. In itself there is much to do but that there is something particular in the environment.

The story of this monument has 5000 year old remains an enigma. The most plausible hypothesis is that it might be a monument or an astronomical observatory that was used to predict seasons. It consists of four concentric circles of columns of sandstone. Inside are the so-called “blue stone”. The whole is surrounded by a moat. In principle you can not get inside unless with special permission or dates.

It is sad when you say that the ancient inhabitants of Amesbury, the nearest town, took the stones to build roads or guests wanted a club to the village blacksmith to take a piece home as a souvenir. In the early twentieth century, archaeologists realized the importance of Stonehenge and conducted a restoration to return it as close to its original state.

Since the “Circle of Power” is in the open field can be seen from the road, but since we are worth spending money on a walk around. For when you look the clock will have gone an hour.

The miraculous life:

A little further south we find one of those fables that make us dream. We are in the County of Dorset, a coastal town called Christchurch whose name contains an amazing story about your church.

The year was 1094 when the inhabitants of Twynham began the project of his new church. According to the “registrar” of the time (Domesday Book) the population had more than 200 residents but such was the enthusiasm of people who all put their two cents to see it finished soon.

It is said that during construction a mysterious carpenter worked on the job. One afternoon they found that one of the rafters had been too short. The next morning, and to everyone’s surprise, they found that at night the beam had been mounted on the structure and, moreover, had grown to the extent necessary. Unknown The carpenter did not reappear and all assumed it was Jesus who helped build his own church. This miracle led to the renaming of the municipality by the Christchurch (Church of Christ).

Legends in the UK

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Glastonbury and its “legendary” past:

We jumped in time to turn to a very mystical, Glastonbury, a place where fantasy and reality are mixed in equal parts. Centuries ago the County of Somerset was a marshy area on which stood a very special hill, Glastonbury Tor. The Celts called Avalon and was considered as a gateway to the underworld. These pagan beliefs were not welcome in the Catholic Church so they decided to “close the door” built the monastery of San Miguel in style. Finally the temple fell into disrepair after the Dissolution of the Monasteries ordered by Henry VIII in 1539. Only the tower has reached our days.

Glastonbury Tor

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In ancient times the Isle of Avalon was the home of a goddess and she lived a witch with supernatural powers. The most famous of them was Morgana, the sister of King Arthur. It was here where Excalibur was forged and was delivered to the future king. Contrary to what the movie shows John Boorman’s Excalibur sword that Arthur pulled from the rock was not Excalibur. There were two swords. It was also here that Arthur wanted to get rid of it throwing the enchanted lake. After two attempts the Lady of the Lake finally pulled his hand out to collect it.

We descended the hill and tell a story about how Joseph of Arimathea after the crucifixion, his nephew, Jesus, returned to British lands bringing relics. Among the objects brought was the chalice of the Last Supper with two drops of the blood of Christ. Apparently buried the chalice at the foot of Glastonbury Tor which sprang a fountain of red water with healing properties. Needless to say, never found the place where he hid.

Glastonbury Abbey:

The thing does not end there because in 1191 the monks of Glastonbury, aware of the “media power” of the people, made a startling discovery. Shortly before the death of Henry II of England said a fortune teller had told him where they could find the tomb of King Arthur. The monks were put to the task and two years later they found a grave containing two bodies, a man and a woman in the cemetery of the abbey. They also found a cross that read the following inscription: “Here lies the famous King Arthur with Geneva, his second wife, on the Isle of Avalon.” Finally, the remains were moved in 1278 to a black marble tomb in front of the altar. The story ends with the sacking of the abbey during the Dissolution of the Monasteries lost all track of relics, including the bones of Arthur and Guinevere.

Winchester, the table of King Arthur:

Following the legend of King Arthur, the tourist can be directed to the County of Hampshire. A few miles from where the Titanic went never to return (Southampton) is Winchester. This town has enough attractions for the day, especially if we go on a Saturday market. To all those who have read “The Pillars of the Earth” by Ken Follet’s name may sound like one of the locations where the good of Tom Builder pursues his dream of building a cathedral. One of its major attractions is the Great Hall of Winchester Palace, which sets out the table of King Arthur and his Knights.

the legend of King Arthur

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The round table of King Arthur:

The literature describes Arthur as the king who ruled Britain in the sixth century and who based his reign in righteousness. This table is not simply a consequence of its ideals. When the gentlemen attending a celebration at the palace, ate and drank with the king, Arthur, to avoid disputes over who would sit again decided to build a round table where all guests feel as equals. The truth is that this round table of uncertain origin XIII century and in 1522 Henry VIII ordered in sectors paint his portrait in the place of King Arthur and the Tudor red rose in the center.

Bon voyage!

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One Response to “Stories and legends in the UK”

  1. Ligar Says:

    Great! Thanks for this interesting stories!

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