This has been playing on my mind today, since they found Eden I've been really interested in the historical root of legends - Much of the old tales
seems to make sense, accepting that much of it was created as a form of fable and others areas are romantic musings huge chunks of sense still
The way i see it once a really important thing happened and it became common knowledge - a mighty king had an empire which was really good then it all
fell to bits for some reason, over the years people added morals and extras to the tale and it became legend. The legends carried with them a certain
truth and so this got carried along and used in other tales, we see the old world reborn and retold in tales like 'the faerie queen' in which
Spencer uses the old world myths to glorify the new queen's reign. Now that our understanding of the world is starting to show that the monotheistic
vision of a single created existence don't hold water the same stories, abit another twisted version of them is often used to describe and illuminate
the modern world view, compassion and social awareness are the key traits, nobleness and honor have been rewritten.
This does however come with the tragic side effect that our true history is obscured, people see what they want to see - i'm afraid to say that the
Welsh are very keen to do this, i say this as a lover of Wales and a proud descendant of many good welshmen. -however the friction between this and
my English heritage has taught me that just believing what you want to be true isn't always possible, or right. I only bring this up because certain
sections of the article are a little.... dubious.
“Why would someone leave their home parish, travel 200 miles over hostile enemy territory to set up an abbey in a marsh? It doesn’t make
But archaeology and a late 19th century Ordinance Survey map on the wall of Llangollen town hall could help substantiate the North Wales claim to some
legends held dear by Glastonbury
Why indeed? maybe because it was his calling from GOD? the same calling which called thousands of other church builders to go and spread the message?
I live near St Peters, this was built by a guy who sailed here over deadly waters in a rubbish boat, built a chuch out of stone and converted many of
the hostile locals to set up an order which still survives (sort of) to this very day! Traveling 200 miles and setting up a abbey in a marsh was what
people did back then, i love visiting old churches and abbeys (despite being an athiest) and reading about them, often they have amazing stories of
how they were founded.
Also an interesting note, in North Wales is one of the oldest stone age Axe works in the world - because of the hard rock (some of the oldest on the
surface of the planet) they created some of the sharpest and best axes in western europe, these stone axe heads made from the stone only found in the
north west corner of wales have been discovered all over western europe, in good numbers near every single major coast inlet of the channel -
Sailsbury plain included. This proves that even long before the rise of the welsh kings and the building of the hill fort networks there was a trade
route between the black mountains and Avalon.
I think that much of whats said about Glasto is nonsense too, it's a real shame because i think those two areas must have so much history and so many
great tales of their own -to bicker over the nonsense tales of knights errant is just muddying the waters.
I hope that this work serves to dispel some of the myth thats blown up around the great and vibrant history of the celtic (i know that terms a
misnomer but i'm gonna use it anyway) islands - i just hope that the Vatican rather than smash all the celtic works actually stole them and they have
the secrets hidden underground, maybe then one day we'll get some good answers to the many questions.