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Re: Martyr springs
I don't think that St. Clair would not be considered connected to
Norsemen. Rollo came there after he was long dead and already the legend
From: Diane Hettrick <email@example.com>
To: Sinclair List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Friday, June 11, 1999 10:50 PM
Subject: Martyr springs
>>The statue of Saint Clair, over the Holy Well, has been
>removed to the safety of the Church. The well allegedly sprung from where
>the blood of the martyr flowed.
>One of Ingmar Bergman's films was called "The Virgin Spring" It was based
>a play which I believe was based on a Norse legend about a young girl who
>raped and murdered. A pure spring emerged at the site where she died.
>I believe that I have run into this in another context - a martyr's death
>place marked by the emergence of a pure spring of water. I just tried
>web search and while I found some fascinating folklore sites, I did not
>information on this particular legend. I am wondering if there is a
>connection with St. Clare being connected with Norsemen & their applying
>of their cultural stories to him.
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