Through the millennia many mythical stories of its origin have been told. According to a myth that blends Celtic and Greco-Roman elements, the hero Hercules slew the giant tyrant Geryon after three days and three nights of continuous battle. Hercules thenâ€”in a Celtic gestureâ€” buried the head of Geryon with his weapons and ordered that a city be built on the site. The lighthouse atop a skull and crossbones representing the buried head of Herculesâ€™ slain enemy appears in the coat-of-arms of the city of Corunna.
Another legend tells that King BreogÃ¡n, the founding father of the Galician Celtic nation, constructed here a massive tower of such a grand height that his sons could see a distant green shore from its top. The glimpse of that distant green land lured them to sail north to Ireland. A colossal statue of BreogÃ¡n has been erected near the Tower.
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