Thursday, 22 July 2010

The Giants of Cornwall

St Agnes Bolster Day

Bolster the giant, pictured here on the left, was a bad tempered terror of the countryside with a stride that spanned six miles. He fell in love with the beautiful St Agnes, only to be betrayed and fooled into killing himself. Legend dictates that she asked him to prove his love for her by filling up a hole in the cliff at Chapel Porth with his own blood. Though St Agnes knew the hole was bottomless, Bolster did not. He died of the loss of blood, and even today the sea at Chapel Porth is stained red as a reminder of his grisly fate.

St Agnes Bolster Day
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