myths and legends

Sometimes timing is everything….. the seastack shown here is part of the Face Rock legend where the evil bad guy tries to capture the Indian Maiden, but she refuses to fall under his spell by looking into his eyes. However, she is forever destined to stare up at the sky in order to avoid the evil spirit. The seastack featured here is her faithful dog, Komax, howling because his attempt to save his mistress failed. Note the gull perched on his nose for a bit of perspective or scale.

For a far better version of the story CLICK HERE and scroll down to The Legend of Bandon’s Face Rock.

Bandon-0281The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. 
― Robert Jordan

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32 thoughts on “myths and legends

  1. I don’t know how you could have captured this more beautifully Gunta. That cloud hovering above the seastack makes all the difference. Thanks for sharing the legend with us.

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    • Yes, poor brave Komax. He tried so hard to warn the princess, but she was so enchanted by the sea…. (perhaps it should be a warning tale to me?) If you haven’t seen her out in the ocean, looking up at the sky… there’s this post I did that shows her staring up at the sky: http://wp.me/pXX8J-2tB
      Perhaps not a happy ending, but it gave us some added interest at the beach! 😀

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  2. I agree with Scott Marshall about the depth, splendid. That the further cloud is so similar in shape and on level with the first is also amazing. I love finding images in earth’s formations, it always feels like a great hello, some acknowledgement of each other. Something the waterfronts seem to always provide you, Gunta. Lovely photograph of this moving tribute to virtue.

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    • Thank you, Barbara. I never cease to be amazed at the marvels I find out there at the seaside. I’ve often wondered if others see them there, too, or if they’re mostly oblivious. One thing I have noticed is that I need to be in the “zone” to be open to them. I seem to have been in a funk lately and it’s been harder finding the wonders. Gotta snap out of it!!!

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