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Island of Enez-Croaz-Hent on the Coast Legends in Brittany

Island of Enez-Croaz-Hent on the Coast Legends in Brittany

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Island of  Enez-Croaz-Hent on the Coast Legends in Brittany

If you are sometimes in Britain, do like me, come and breathe the fresh air, with thoughts of legends, on the island of Enez-Croas-Hent, on the coasts legends in Brittany (Bretagne) France.



The island of Enez-Croas-Hent is part of the heritage of Guisseny is a town of Leon, in northern Finistère, Brittany. Leon is the home of Tristan (also known as Tristram, is a character of the Arthurian cycle. It is the male hero of the Arthurian legend of Tristan and the legendary Count Iseut.et Gwithur (or Withur, Wizur). Its counts, as reported by the lay of Guigemar, descended from a fairy.



The legends revolve primarily around Paul Aurelian, the story of his Hirglaz bell brought from the sea by the fish, the scaly monster that terrorized the region, that of Nuz hero whose visit to the South West of the territory between Cléder Plouescat and Saint-Vougay, the ruined castle at Kergounadeac’h, literally the “house of the man without fear”.



Other legends revolve around the wreckers of the Pagan country or virgin, or witch, it is not clear, Gwarc’h, which gave its name to the Aber-Vrac’h, Isle of the Virgin and its lighthouse, or to Azenor, the virtuous daughter of Count Élorn, honored under the figure of a mermaid in Zennor neighbors, or knight rançonneur Morvan, who left his name in La Roche Maurice, and of course Ankou and “Anaons”.



The oldest written on the legend of King Arthur who remained is the pen of a Brest, Guillème. The chaplain there relates the legend of the population of Britain by Cornish as Goeznoviusdriven out by the Saxons after King Arthur was betrayed.



On the island, there is the oven Goémon (Seaweed) of Enez Croaz Hent, only vestige of Curnic ovens, is uniquely positioned at the tip of the island from where one has the most beautiful view Bay of Guissény but also to the west, on the coast of Vougot to the Virgin Island. wrack ovens are trenches dug in the ground that were used to extract the rich in iodine goémonier soda.


The tradition of breaking law remained: February 1, 1840, the newspaper L’Armoricain wrote:

“The shipwreck” The Jacques “, Calais, awakened in the population of Guissény and Kerlouan all wild instincts that unfortunately we had already many times to stigmatize. Not only the remains of the ship and its cargo of tobacco, scattered over a considerable stretch of coast, were looted with inconceivable effrontery (a dixaine looters just been imprisoned in the castle of Brest), but the same effects men crew who escaped miraculously and almost naked to death, have not been spared either. “.


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