l'arnau

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Catalan legends and mythology 4/?

Comte Arnau (Count Arnau) was a knight who had sexual relations with an abbess and didn’t pay his farmers what he had promised, and for these sins he was condemned to ride an undead black horse for eternity while his flesh is devoured by flames.

There are many different versions of the legend that explain the cause of his doom, but all of them agree that, even nowadays, he can be seen riding his horse in stormy nights.