What do you guys think about this spanish legend.
The guanchos the native people of the Canary Islands believed it and told the Spanish when they conquered the islands.
As the legend goes, many islands, among them Tenerife, were the uppermost peaks of Atlantis, a continent that sank under the ocean in a catastrophic
event which left only the highest mountains above sea level.
It is also believed that nearly 3 million years ago the island known today as Tenerife was three separate islands with three mountain ranges: the
Anaga, Teno and Valle San Lorenzo. Then, as the consequence of a remarkable volcanic process, they melted together forming the island of Tenerife
From wiki about el Teide volcano
El Teide is a volcano on Tenerife, Canary Islands. At 3,718 m (12,198 ft) above sea level - (the actual summit stands 3 m (10 ft) higher than the
triangulation station and associated bench mark which has an altitude of 3,715 m (12,188 ft) ), and approximately 8,000 m (26,000 ft) above the
adjacent sea bed, it is the highest mountain in Spain and the highest mountain in any Atlantic island.
The island of Tenerife itself is the third largest volcano by volume on Earth making Tenerife the third largest volcanic island on Earth. Teide is
also the third highest volcano on a volcanic ocean island. Due to its eruptive history and location close to population centres, the volcano has been
designated a Decade Volcano worthy of close study to prevent future natural disasters.
This only adds credibilty to the legend because how could those guanchos now that it was such a dangerous and big volcano compared to those other
thousands around the globe.
What do you ATS think about this legend?
[edit on 8/25/2007 by PPLwakeUP]