In the midst of the Welsh countryside
sits a mountain almost 5,000
feet in height. The locals claim that the mountain
is haunted, and that anyone who spends the night on top of Cader Idris
will wake up either a madman or a poet. Different legends surround
the large 'hill', and one of the earliest claims that the giant Idris
lived there. Three large stones rest at the foot of the mountain,
and legend says that Idris got angry once and kicked them, sending
them down the mountain.
|The rock of Cader
Idris looms large over the surrounding landscape.
Other Welsh legend states, however, that Arthur made his kingdom there,
hence the name Cader Idris: or the Seat of Arthur. No one really
knows exactly how Cader Idris fits into all the legends, but the mystical
presence cannot be denied when standing on top the mountain, breathing
the mist and watching the fog roll out from the giant peak.