I would be thrilled to have the McNokaird article in the
Canadian Clan Sinclair newsletter! Wow, I'm really flattered! I
would like to give you an updated version of the article--I would like to add a
paragraph about the MacGregor theory. What is your time frame and/or
When it comes out, could you mail me a copy since I don't
subscribe to the Canadian letter? Thanks.
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
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.....
>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
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
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 some
of their cultural stories to
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