With Andy Norfolk. Part of the Secrets of the Stones series of talks.
The second talk in series two of Secrets of the Stones.
Cornwall has many legends and myths set in our ancient landscape. Some of our stories resemble Australian songlines, the paths on which the ancestors of the aborigines sang into existence and created all the visible world. These routes were mystical, and spiritual, and every rock, tree, river or water hole is sacred. If they are not sung the land loses its spirit and dies. We have our own special rocks and stones and, of course, holy wells. I’ll be looking at some of our legends containing mythical journeys and the creation of bits of Cornwall. We need to remember them to keep our land alive. There’s an odd twist to this tale…
Andy Norfolk is fascinated by ancient landscapes. He was the founder of the Cornish Ancient Sites Protection Network, a trustee for the Rollright Stones and a chair of Sustrust, which re-erected Carwynnen Quoit. He’s been involved for over 20 years in fighting against the Stonehenge tunnel scheme and has mapped holy wells across the UK. Andy is a Bard of Gorsedh Kernow, A Pagan Druid, a writer, illustrator, folklorist, and occasional story teller.