Ancient Mysteries of Britain by Janet Bord, Colin Bord

By Janet Bord, Colin Bord

Britain is a land packed with interesting old websites and memorable actual beneficial properties. The panorama itself, with its many idiosyncrasies and weird characteristics, serves as a key to the earlier - the stone circles, prehistoric family dwellings, tombs and temples, rock carvings, earthworks, holy wells and Roman continues to be, all comprise clues of civilisations long gone and trace at how our ancestors used to dwell. during this lavishly-illustrated and intensely readable advisor, authors Janet and Colin Bord discover the origins of such positive factors and examine the traditional websites linked to folklore and legend.

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Devil's Bridge

There are fairly 3 bridges the following above one another, crossing
the River Mynach the place it runs via a deep gorge. The
lowest of the 3 used to be equipped by means of the satan, based on legend .
He observed that an outdated woman's cow used to be stranded at the mistaken side
of the gorge and acknowledged he might construct her a bridge if he could
become the landlord of the 1st residing creature to exploit it. She
agreed, but if the bridge was once accomplished she threw a bit of
bread over , which used to be chased via her puppy, and the satan was
outwitted. In one other model of this tale...

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The stone was originally located in the Saxon Chape l of St Mary, but since 1730 it has had several outdoor locations , moving in 1936 to its present si te. \-Vh ateve r its true histo ry, it has now assumed a role as th e re li c from which th e lown took its name . Inauguration stone at Dunadd fort, Argyll / Strathclyde Region Loca tion : 4 miles north of Loc hgilphead . ( R 83 7936) K ennel A vem~ . the Sa nctuary with Avebury henge . The stones of the northern section have bee n re-erected and about thirt y pairs of stones ca n now be see n .

Ca irn T is partic ularl y well preserved and worth visitin g . Derrynablaha petrogly phs, County Kerry Localioll : I mile east of Lo ug h Brin , in the Ballag hbeama Ga p . (V 77 78) Derrytlablalw petrogJyphs. Ancient rock art : hidden messagesr encom passed. Many of the kerbst ones which sur ro un d the ext eri or of the mound are also d ecorated, both on their o ute r and hidde n faces, the mos t impressive being the sto ne show n he re , whi c h is o n the far sid e o f th e mound fro m the en trance stone (i tse lf illu strated in C hapter 2).

Fortunate ly it was retri eved and retu rned to \Vestmins lcr Ab bey so th at the ancie nt rit e ca n co ntinue wit hout hindrance. :~ numbe r o f ot her s imilar blocks o f stone used as inaugu ratio n sto nes we re kn ow n o f in rece nt ce nturies, and a few ma y wel l have survived th oug h such sto nes co uld easil y be discarded A standing stone near K i,,,,erroll ( POIVYS), u:hose shape echoes that of the Whimhle ill R adllor Forest , seell 011 the skylille . as being of no sig nifi ca nce if not protected by those who kn ow th eir true value and hi story.

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