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Zennor Quoit

Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech


The logan stone up on Zennor Hill has a sad tale attached to it, associated with Carn Galva to the west:
The giant of Carn Galva was a gentle character who protected the people from the more warlike giants of Lelant. He was a playful, sociable giant, fond of a young fellow from Choon, who used to visit him. One day they were playing Quoits, when the giant “tapped” his playfellow on the head with the tips of his fingers. At the same time he said, “be sure to come again tomorrow, my son, and we will have a capital game of bob”.

But the giant’s fingers had gone right through the boy’s skull, and though he tried to save him, it was no use. The giant mourned for his dead friend, but in seven years or so he pined away and died of a broken heart. The logan stone on which he used to rock himself remains at Zennor.

Robert Hunt, Popular Romances of the West of England, 3rd edn, London, Chatto and
Windus, 1881
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
2nd September 2014ce

Comments (1)

My but that is sad isn't it.
Why do they make up such sad tales of woe, are they saying that even well meaning gentle giants are very dangerous, so kill em all ?
postman Posted by postman
5th September 2014ce
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