Drangurinn Rock and the Elves in South-Iceland Folklore

Drangurinn rock is a mysterious giant tuff rock formation that sits below the Eyjafjöll Mountains in the south of Iceland. However, according to Icelandic folklore, it did not get there naturally, but It is said that a semi-legendary outlaw tore it from Mount Hrútafell and dropped it just there. According to the story, a strongman named Grettir Ásmundsson once passed through this area in a bad mood. In his rage, he grabbed a handful of the mountain and flung it westwards onto the lowlands. The rock he threw down is…

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#TodayInHistory – November 6

November 6 – Some important events on this day. 1528 👉🏼 Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes first known European to set foot in Texas 1572 👉🏼 Supernova is observed in constellation known as Cassiopeia 1813 👉🏼 Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain 1860 👉🏼 Abraham Lincoln (Rep-R-Ill) elected 16th American President 1865 👉🏼 American Civil War: CSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe, on its cruise that sank or captured 37 vessels 1879 👉🏼 Canada celebrates 1st Thanksgiving…

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