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mythical Celtic land of Cornwall, ancient legends, and sacred secret places
do still exist!
|Some Cornish legends.
Giants were said to be the first inhabitants of Cornwall and many legends and places tell of their existence. You dont believe in giants! In Tregony in 1761 a coffin was found, which was 11ft long with a tooth of 3 inches¦ crunch!
There is evidence and descriptions about giants in the bible. In Genesis, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, and Amos some of these giants are said to have been 16ft tall and have more fingers and toes than us: Look them up - here's one to get you started.
' The Amorites, men who were as tall as cedar trees and as strong as oaks.'
Cornwall is full of ancient stone formations, mega structures, and prehistoric granite stone circles. There are nearly 90 sites of menhir (tall standing stones) along the Lands End peninsula and a testament to the people that lived there. Some were for Druidic religious ceremonies and others as sites for the tombs of ancient kings and warriors.
On Carn Brea, which is over 700ft high, and where you can see both sides of the Cornish coastline, there is high on the hillside, a stone settlement. The legend tells that a giant was slain there. However, it is the second oldest excavated site in the country it was occupied as far back as 3400 BC making it older than Stonehenge!
|As daylight fades on Midsummer Eve, a bonfire
is lit on the top of Carn Brea and because of the height of the hill, it signals
for other fires to be lit across the county to the borders of Devon. This ritual
dates back from pre-Christian pagan festivals that celebrated high summer, just
after the solstice.
There is also a castle on the top of Carn Brea that was originally built as a hunter's lodge with a chapel. Legend tells that there is a tunnel from the castle to St Euny's church, but the steps are reportedly bricked up for safety reasons. Between the monument and the castle is a cave known as the Smuggler's Cave, which has another tunnel that is suppose to go down into Redruth, the town below Carn Brea.
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