Friday, 29. September 2006
The Scotsman’s New Myths & Legends Series
The Scotsman's Myths & Legends Series
|Part 5: Castles|
Our historic strongholds have become intertwined with stories of ghosts and ghouls, offering a fascinating insight into an often bloody past. In the final part of our series on myths and legends, Claire Smith tells tales to make you shiver.
Part 4: Origins
Scotland's Dr Evil?
Did the first King of Scots employ an Austin Powers-style trapdoor to dispose of his Pictish enemies, and was the daughter of an Egyptian pharaoh really the founder of our nation?
Part 3: Monsters
The one that got away
Nessie has become one of the most iconic symbols of Scotland, with a history stretching from St Columba to The Simpsons. But is it one big hoax?
Part 2: Magic
Away with the fairies?
In the second day of our myths and legends series, Ian Johnston looks at Thomas the Rhymer, the man known as Scotland's Nostradamus, credited with predicting the Battle of Bannockburn.
Part 1: Heroes
A lion of the north?
Long known as the quintessential English knight, there is growing evidence that iconic hero King Arthur was from Scotland, says Ian Johnston.
Glamorous and spooky: Glamis Castle
William Morris, Vision of the Holy Grail, 1890
Great King Arthur
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What a boring world we would have without these wonderful myths!
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