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Sacred Place

Uploaded by: Cowgazer

Saturday January 11, 2014

Llangybi, United Kingdom

Caption: St Cybi's Well, is buried deep in a wooded hollow, its curative waters were drunk over several days to cure a wide range of ills. This building was erected in the 1700's and houses the well on the left and a small hostel where the sick would stay during their recovery on the right.

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5. minnesotamom
8:37 PM GMT on February 03, 2014
Ahhh, I came through these photos from the wrong direction (left to right). Your explanation here covers all my questions. :-) (I just saw a program on how widespread swamp burials---often sacrifices--were across Ireland, the UK and Europe, last night.)
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4. MHK
1:55 PM GMT on January 12, 2014
Cool place and nice shot!
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3. nanapoo
1:48 AM GMT on January 12, 2014
Wonderful lighting on this charming composition!! Great info!! Glad you had some sun for a change!
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2. YouKnowWho
7:16 PM GMT on January 11, 2014
Lovely light on this special location!
Thanks for the history, too!
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1. Cowgazer
6:53 PM GMT on January 11, 2014
As a Cristian site it dates back to the 600's and most likely stands on a former pagan sacred site, marshes held a special place in pagan belief as somewhere between the worlds of water and earth. Valuable metal objects and human sacrifice are not uncommon finds at such places, as they held such a strong place in pagan culture they were adopted by Christian missionaries as a way of maintaining some of their past strengths and transferred to Christian worship and healing.
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I am Peter, brought up in the center of Manchester, UK. But was a square peg in a round hole there, worked 33 years as stockman in dairy farming then made redundant. Luckily got a job managing a garden nursery for a couple of years, but had to leave as tenancy came to an end. Couldn't find work so relocated to Wales and am now a self-employed gardener, great move, good things come out of hard times. Digital tech has made photography affordable to me and I love it, compliments my walking and Birdwatching. At present on a steep learning curve, new things are always good, stretch your mind and keep you sane-ish.

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