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This section contains information about phenomena that are generally believed to have a supernatural, mystical nature, and the very existence of which is currently in doubt.Phenomena Hierarchy

Avank

Added Thu, 01/11/2018
Hierarchy
Другие названия
Addank
Afank
Область распространения
United Kingdom
Характерные признаки
Place → Reservoir
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A creature from Welsh mythology. This aquatic creature, looking like a huge crocodile or beaver, drags under the water. cattle and sometimes even people.

Avanc lives in a pool called Llyn-yr-Avanc (Llyn yr Afanc) on the river Conwy in the North Wales.

There is a legend that one of King Arthur's knights went to fight with an Addank - that is, with an avank. His beloved gave him a stone with her, thanks to which he could see the avank, while remaining invisible himself. He entered the cave of Avanka, took in his left hand the stone that the lady gave him, and in his right hand the sword. And when he entered, he saw Addank and immediately cut off his head with a sword.

Это интересно 

Слово Аванк, обозначающее легендарное существо в виде гигантского бобра, утягивающего людей и скот в омут, в современном валлийском языке обозначает обычного бобра.

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