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Dear Karen:
this isn't about martyr springs although I loved Bergmans "virgin spring" and your words in this email.
I am putting together the quaterly Newsletter for Clan Sinclair Canada and would very much like to reprint your McNokaird article.  Not sure yet if it will be serialized or done at one go.  Anyway, that's how well I think of your work and I await your positive response with eager anticipation...... I remain,
                                                        Your humble and obedient servant,  etc etc etc...................................
                                                        Yours aye,                            Rory
-----Original Message-----
From: Matheson <zoo@uswest.net>
To: sinclair@jump.net <sinclair@jump.net>
Date: Saturday, June 12, 1999 8:08 PM
Subject: Re: Martyr springs

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.  Hmmm.....
Karen M
-----Original Message-----
From: Diane Hettrick <dhettrick@earthlink.net>
To: Sinclair List <sinclair@jump.net>
Date: Friday, June 11, 1999 11:51 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 on
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.

Diane Hettrick
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