Ramsey hides under Manannan's Cloak
Manannan is the mythical god of the sea, lord and protector of our land, Isle of Man. Manannan appears in many other Pagan and Celtic myths and legends but for us he is the guy who put the "Man" in the Isle of Man, and why you sometimes see the spelling of Mann as well. What is Manannan's cloak though? I can tell you one thing it's not and that is snow. I have really missed not capturing any snow shots his year. Back to Manannan's cloak this weeks Monochrome Oddshot.
A mythical shroud of mist that was thrown over the island to hide us from our enemies.
Manannan was also known to be a shape shifter, so next time to you ask a local the way, be polite. It could just be Manannan and if decides you aren't a worthy visitor he will shroud and protect us from you. Shape shifter sounds like something out of Star Trek doesn't it.
We still get the mist descend upon us. The image shows a rolling mist on the mountains, sometimes it rolls in from the sea. It is an awesome sight, especially when caught my sunlight. Sometimes a white blanket, a gold sheet, or a lilac candyfloss gently engulfing the island. Underneath the cloak is the North Barrule Mountain. I never tire of seeing this eerie mist especially when travelling over the mountains and your view is totally obscured. It is so evocative of every horror story, and fairytale you can think of. A bit like the island a horror story built on a fairytale, the legendary blog and Babooshka is the mythical creature that brings you the words and images that won't stay hidden. Now if I can just find That wallaby..
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