Wednesday, 11 April 2007
Well, isn't that odd?
Wednesday 11 April 2007
I bought a new map of Glastonbury and the Mendips today, so that I could confirm an odd thing.
If you start at Glastonbury Tor and Chalice Well (this is a garden dedicated to the Mother goddess), heading in a north north westerly straight line, you pass through or near the following places:
* Westbury sub- Mendip
* Cheddar Gorge
* Burrington Combe
Each of these places is associated with Neanderthal and Early Human caves and artefacts.
You then run through St Bridget's church, Chelvey. This is an ancient (pre-Norman) church built upon earlier grounds, which is associated with the Celtic and Pre-Celtic goddess. It is one of the few churches on England dedicated to the Christian version of the goddess.
If you continue your line you pass over Nailsea Causeway (past the ancient church of St Quiricus & St Julietta, Tickenham), and end up at Cadbury Camp, an Iron Age hill fort associated with Arthurian legend (local myths link it to Camelot). Arthur is associated with Glastonbury, too.
Strange, but true.