It's interesting to hear the stories about
springs appearing where one has died. In my own family, an ancestor died
in an avalanche in 1912 while carrying mail on snowshoes in mountainous Idaho,
USA. Another carrier actually saw him get swept away, but his body wasn't
recovered until April. They say his brown hair had bleached white and that
a new stream was flowing near his body when they found it.
>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.
Ingmar Bergman's films was called "The Virgin Spring" It was
a play which I believe was based on a Norse legend about a young
girl who was
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 doing a
web search and while I found some
fascinating folklore sites, I did not find
information on this particular
legend. I am wondering if there is a
connection with St. Clare
being connected with Norsemen & their applying some
of their cultural
stories to him.
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