Thursday, 23 September 2010

Just A Little Something..

I don't know about you but I love hearing about local myths and legends. There's just something about it that captivates my imagination and gives me a deeper sense about the different cultures around the world.

I recently wrote a short article for another blog and I would like to share a short excerpt from it.

This is from the introduction of the article and tells the reader about the legend of the Loch Ness Monster.

The earliest and most famous claimed sighting among believers of the beast, comes from the 7th century and a irish monk named Saint Columbia. The story goes that while staying in the land of the Picts, he came across a group of people who were burying a man next to the river Ness. The group told him that while the man was swimming in the river, he was attacked and eventually dragged under the surface. The group tried to rescue him in a boat but without success, they were only able to retrieve his corpse. When Saint Columbia heard this tale, he was in shock and utter disbelief. He then stunned the group by sending one of his followers to swim across the river and try to lure the beast to the surface. It worked and the monster was quickly in pursuit of the man. Upon seeing this, Saint Columbia made the sign of the cross and commanded: "Go no further. Do not touch this man. Go back at once". The monster stopped dead in its tracks and then fled in terror.