One for @sixpenceee
This is my photo of Pistyll Rhaeadr in North Wales, apparently it’s higher than Niagara Falls.
The story goes that there was a dragon called Gwybr and he used to follow the river down the valley to eat people. They asked a wise woman what to do and she came up with a way to get the Gwybr to kill itself by making it fight a fake dragon they made on Pillar Coch. They disguised the stone as a dragon, concealed spikes under it, and lit fires around it to attract the Gwybr. Each time the Gwybr attacked the other dragon for being on its territory, it stabbed itself. This went on until the dragon died at the foot of the pillar from blood loss, setting the villagers free from its reign of terror.
i gotta say it really pisses me off when people use celtic culture but all they do is talk about how the celts were “fairy people” like fuck you m8 ancient celtic people were a proper series of kingdoms with their own laws and social structures. their engineering skills were good enough to transport the multi-tonne granite blocks that make up stone henge hundreds of miles before assembling the thing. they had divorce, property ownership for women, gay marriage, and some tribes boasted a military force so strong that they once took out an entire roman legion. when people reduce celtic, pictish, and viking cultures to nothing more than ‘pretty fairy tales’, they’re erasing incredible cultures that deserve to be remembered.
Five years after the battle with Greywolves the tribe of Ikipäivä’s had only prospered. Now that they had no one competing of the island’s resources, and after having formed a trading allegiance with other clans on the mainland, the goods came pouring in.
Still, it hadn’t stopped Otava, who was paranoid of foreign clans coming to attack them, from building stronger walls around their tiny village.