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.

31 comments:

Gaming Anon said...

hmmm... interesting

therainthatischocolate said...

I like your article. You're a good writer.

Skutt Panda PO said...

young whriter :) keep going:))

Longcatisloonng said...

neat

Linda2010 said...

Looking forward do it.

amidoinitrite? said...

wow, how informative

The State of Human Intelligence said...

Great blog, man!

Hope you`ll check out mine as well.

Trashcanman said...

LOve the artical

Swift Love said...

I learned something from this.

arnyke said...

im impressed with your post!

google4christmas said...

nice read,
Interesting!

Galwarrior said...

Keep it up man, nice post!

ego_rko said...

nice article =)

d.rogers. said...

wow. I'm very interested in your blog. I like the articles I have seen. I will be back for more :D

RandomlyRated said...

interesting read here man, thanks

thepigsmustdie said...

Nice keep them coming.

Persuasive Puppy said...

i love myths and such like this

portorangejames said...

You seem like a decent writer .. Good luck

n00buser said...

I went to Lake Champlain one summer looking for "champ". Never saw him...

2D said...

There's something about myths and legends that spices up life. I always imagined as kid hunting for the Lochness monster or other mythical beats .
As we discover more , the World is running out of mystery :(

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Paul said...

Agree with you 2D! Everyone needs a bit of mystery to keep them going. Life was much more fun when I believed in ghosts :(

plethram said...

I'm down in Texas, and we have the texas stilt walker. You should do a piece on that!

I like your writing, keep it up man!

Troy said...

Man, I don't believe in Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, Ghosts...But there's still a little part in me that believes the Loch Ness Monster is real. Kinda funny actually.

Troy said...

PS: Hell yeah Streetlight Manifesto and Alkaline Trio and Bad Religion.

Swift Love said...

this is one of my more favorite blog posts from you :)

todaysteknology.blogspot.com said...

Good ol Nessy.

Daniel said...

I hope the loch ness monster is real...

c-dawg said...

the rake

that's a scary fucker!

Mike said...

I love loch ness monster legends!! Every time I think about it, I feel a mix of excitement and fear. Don't know how to explain it. But the thought of some massive long-necked beast roaming the deep, dark waters...that's the stuff nightmares are made of!

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