D is for ... Devil (336/365)

by Lee Santiva December. 02, 2019 170 views
Devil in the mountains

Devil in the mountains

The lookout point where this devil is located is called the Devil's Pulpit. Today's blogpost text is a condensed version of the legend which I translated.

There once was a poor farmer who was so desperate that sold his soul to the devil in order to feed his family. The devil fulfilled his side of the bargain and the farmer became very rich and arrogant.

Over time he developed a guilty conscious about his pact with the devil and thought he could get out of it by building a chapel dedicated to God to atone for his transgression. He hired the best workers and the building was progressing quickly and started to be filled with ornate decorations.

Devil's Head

Devil's Head

One day as the farmer was inspecting the progress on his chapel by himself, the devil appeared in a fury. He bellowed at the farmer "what do you think you are doing? This was not part of the bargain!" and then let out a loud roar and charged at the small chapel. At the same time a small earthquake caused the outcrop to break off from the mountain sending the farmer to the valley below and the destroyed chapel fell on top of him killing and burying him.

Ever since then this point is called the Devil's Pulpit.

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Trinicia Perch 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Interesting story!  D or E dos not matter you told a good tale and posted some cool shots. 😊

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Russell Smith 4 months ago

I love the tale and the photos :)

4 months ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Russell Smith 4 months ago

Thanks Russell! Perhaps that is something for next year, more storytelling instead of reporting... glad you liked it!

4 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 4 months ago

Great story, good camerawork

4 months ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Berckmans Peter 4 months ago

Thanks Peter! Looks best in the winter with the snow, I think

4 months ago Edited
Björn Roose 4 months ago

Like every interesting myth: no happy ending smile

4 months ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Björn Roose 4 months ago

Absolutely! Most German-language legends and "fairy tales" are usually violent intended to scare children/people to obedience and good behavior...

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Lynn F Medley 4 months ago

Cool shots and very interesting story 🙂

4 months ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Lynn F Medley 4 months ago

Thanks Lynn - not very Christmassy I must admit to have the Devil on the first Sunday in Advent...hope I don't suffer the same fate next time I'm visiting the Devil's Pulpit!

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