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Maes Mochnant

Standing Stones


This stone is said to have saved the people of Llanrhaeadr from a huge Dragon that lived at the top of the waterfall (Pystll Rhaeadr). The dragon used to fly down the valley and eat the people of Llanrhaeadr. The dragon wasn't choosey of who he ate, both young & old, male & female alike.

One day the people decided to visit a local wise woman to find out how to kill the dragon. She told the to weave a cloth in red which would attract the dragon like bulls are attracted to red cloth today. She told them to stick iron spikes in the stone at the bottom of the valley and then cover this with the red cloth they had made. The people of Llanrhaeadr did this, and the next time the dragon came to eat the villagers, it was attracted to the stone and attacked it. The poor dragon impaled itself in the spikes and died.
Wendy and Rob Posted by Wendy and Rob
22nd January 2003ce
Edited 5th August 2003ce

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