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Bachwen Burial Chamber

Chambered Tomb


Near Clynog, in Carnarvonshire, there is a place called Llwyn y Nef, (the Bush of Heaven,) which thus received its name: In Clynog lived a monk of most devout life, who longed to be taken to heaven. One evening, whilst walking without the monastery by the riverside, he sat down under a green tree and fell into a deep reverie, which ended in sleep and he slept for thousands of years. At last he heard a voice calling unto him, 'Sleeper, awake and be up.' He awoke. All was strange to him except the old monastery, which still looked down upon the river. He went to the monastery, and was made much of. He asked for a bed to rest himself on and got it. Next morning when the brethren sought him, they found nothing in the bed but a handful of ashes.
'British Goblins' by Wirt Sikes (1880), online at the Sacred Texts Archive. It's a story usually connected with fairy goings-on, but this time has been polished up with the inclusion of a monk.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
14th March 2006ce
Edited 14th March 2006ce

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