Myth or history

On the island of Samsø, a source of fresh water “hides” on the edge of the sea.
People could actually miss seeing it on a walk along the coast.
Myths are actually true, or just good stories.
A local myth says that hundreds of years ago
drifted a female corpse carrying a gold cross ashore on the coast at this very spot.
The body was placed on a horse-drawn carriage to be transported to church.
The horses couldn’t pull the cart as they tried toward the two nearest churches.
Only when they turned towards Onsbjerg Church did it go easily.
The unknown woman was buried in this church cemetery,
since (more than seven hundred years) it is called the “Church of the Holy Cross”.

6 tanker om “Myth or history

  1. Seeing today, how “people” are rewriting history, this causes some wonder at the past. What I do is best understood in context, but not to worry about all the minutia. Having said this, thanks for the article.

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