I should have known really… the folklore, like a haddock to the face once you spot it, TELLS you!! But I wasn’t listening, and had to go the long way around… like 10 years searching up hill and down bleedin’ dale. And all along, the folklore whispered “You’re an idiot. We kept it locked, safely hidden away, in the old tales… stop walking, start listening…”
“Here the Saint stopped the advance of the plague.”
Oh. That’s nice. Christianised. Simple. Pictish. Incised cross.
Not much to look at. Could trip over it and not notice… (don’t even ask how many times THAT happened with the old hitching post…)
HERE. The Saint stopped the advance of the plague.
The Saint stopped the coming of the Black Death.
The Saint turned back death.
Death… a veil of darkness?
Darkness was turned back!
And thanks to the power of GoogleEarth… so it would seem…
Movie shows Winter Solstice skyline from the same location as the top image.
Whilst confident that the EXACT location of the ritual site that I was looking for is probably some distance away, in the valley below, it could be suggested that the cross marks, not so much a Saintly miracle… but a turning point in the year.
Not so clear from the video is that Lugh, tardy rising at this time of year, fails to appear in all his glory till mid-day, and, indeed, that for much of the valley, he fails to appear at all!