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Started by xpb, May 15, 2023, 07:45:12 AM
Talossan since: 10 November 2005
Talossan since: 2023-05-08
Quote from: þerxh Sant-Enogat on May 26, 2023, 11:16:24 AMThis rock takes its name initially from its characteristic form of dragon's crest (see photo above) but above all from the Breton legend of the dragon of Élorn.In the Arthurian legend, the dragon is the specific enemy of the knights and popular or literary traditions have transmitted to us some figures of knights slaying dragons. In the sixth century, three knights, Jacques de Néventer, Jean-Baptiste Derrien and Barnabé de Riek came to the aid of Élorn, who had been designated by King Bristokus as the next victim of a dragon terrifying the region. The dragon was so surprised to be challenged by 3 knights that he allowed himself to be apprehended and led by the bridle to the castle of King Bristokus.To thank them, the king gave each the hand of one of his daughters: Edmée, Valentine and Clémentine. From the castle, they ordered the dragon to throw itself into the sea. Thus, today, it would be the back of the dragon of Élorn which rests on the seabed off our fair Isle. I saw similar legends for other dragon-shaped rocks in Brittany, so this one may not be the real remains of a dragon.