Albion, Folk Tale, symbolism

Fire and Ice…

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Isaz

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… Merlin’s bonds were loosed and he was told

that if he explained his laughter in the city streets

he would be free to return to the forests of Caledonia.

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“The door-keeper was dressed poorly

and beseeched the passers-by for money to buy clothes,

yet buried under him was a pile of gold coins.”

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“You must dig beneath the door-keeper to unearth a long lost treasure.”

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“The youth buying patches for his worn out shoes made me laugh

because he was destined never to use them.”

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“Even now that youth is drowned in the waves of the sea

and his body is floating lifeless towards the shore.”

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King Rhydderch immediately sent his men to test these sayings…

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The King’s Men returned after finding a dead body on a waste patch of sand

on the shore, along with a horde of hidden treasure

which they had dug up from the ground beneath the door-keeper.