Tower of Hercules - created by mqtrf


Tower of Hercules
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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 then—in a Celtic gesture— 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 Hercules’ slain enemy appears in the coat-of-arms of the city of Corunna.
Another legend tells that King Breogán, 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 Breogán has been erected near the Tower.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_Hercules

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avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Cool shot... like the signpost, although it may steal some of the focal point

avatar FallingHorse

I might have cropped it just above the 'green thing' in the bottom right corner - otherwise .. love it.

avatar dlanswayne

love it.....

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