The map above charts the five St Michael’s Churches set in a ‘ring’ around the area of Radnor Forest, said in the legend to be keeping a sleeping dragon at bay.
As I said in The Cascob Charm earlier, this looks more like an inverted pentagram than anything else… the Churches beginning with the southern one and moving clockwise are:
Llanfihangel Nant Melan
Here is a link to the Bing Maps of the area – I suggest you change the view to OS maps from the default of Road at the drop down menu at the far left top pf the map. You will need to scroll in and out to find the Churches, and please note only two have Llanfiahngel (Welsh for St Michael) in their title on the map.
So there we are – seems the legend has a grain of truth in it – though I doubt it was a Dragon of the Hollywood sort that sleeps there – dragon energy perhaps, or an Old God of the people? A place of power, a sacred site? Certainly something that had the local clergy worried.
*I’d like to give a shout out to Sean MacDai who helped me with a few digital technical problems I had; Sean – you’re the best – thank you 🙂