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Thread #168780 Message #4077197
Posted By: GUEST,The Man from UNCOOL
29-Oct-20 - 12:24 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: city that sank into the sea
Subject: RE: Folklore: city that sank into the sea
Debussy's "Cathedrale Engloutie" I think relates to Ys. The word "legend", and the phrase "is said to" [by whom? is not answered!] crops up in a hell of a lot of these entries, suggesting facts will prove hard to come by!
Whole cities being immersed (as mooted in the OP) are going to be far rarer than villages (to which I'd add Fernworthy [drowned ?1942], on the opposite side of Dartmoor from Burrator, already mentioned early on. Not sure if there's a legend of church bells, but surely SOMEone from every one of these areas claims to have heard them: that's the basis of local legends maintaining their traction).