0 0 24-03-2017
  1. I told you I would share the story of the Welsh flag and when I saw this street in Cardiff lined with the flag on both sides and leading to the Castle, I knew this was the way to accompany the tale. According to legend (and borrowed from a page on the site), it was at Dinas Emrys that the symbol of the red dragon first emerged. In the 5th century, the ruler Vortigern was making a stand against Anglo-Saxon invaders and he sought to build a stronghold on a very strategic hill. He set his builders to work but each morning they woke to find piles of rubble lying where the newly built walls had stood the day before. His advisors suggested sacrificing "a fatherless boy" and sprinkling his blood on the site. But the appropriate boy who was found, convinced Vortigern that his problems lay underground where there was a lake with two dragons – one red, one white. When found, they fought each other and the red dragon was victorious while the white dragon fled never to be seen again! Vortigern named the castle that he finally built Dinas Emrys - after the boy who had advised him: Myrddin Emrys, or Merlin. The very same magician who we would eventually connect to the story of King Arthur! It might all sound too fantastical to be real but in 1945 the site was excavated by archaeologists who discovered a lake and the ruins of a fortress dating to Vortigern’s time. The walls all showed signs of having been rebuilt several times… 🏰❤️ #FindYourEpic #YearOfLegends Follow us @TravelLikeKings #travel #instatravel #traveler #travelphotography #travelling #traveling #travelgram #travelingram #igtravel #traveler #travelphotography #travels #travelbug #travelblogger #travelawesome #travelpics #travellife #travelblog Shared from @kirstenalana @visitsnowdonia @visitwales

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