One of the added dimensions to dancing with Mythago is, that as the name suggests, we "the hell's angels of morris" as one spectator was overheard describing us, perform stories aswell as the more regular sets of dancing that all sides do. Yesterday we were at the Weald and Downland museum and "The King's Men" was dusted off and given an airing.
For those not familiar with this particular story it originates from the Rollright Stones in Oxfordshire. Supposedly a King, his men and his treacherous knights were petrified by a witch. Only at midnight can they come back to life and and dance in a circle. It is believed that one day the spell will be broken.
The Witch considering her options!
Intimidating all her foes!
And just before she has cast her spell upon the King!
And the results of her handiwork!
The Kings Stone, The King's Men and The Whispering Knights.
The Rollright Stones are well worth a visit. It is a very atmospheric spot. More info about the site can be found here http://www.rollrightstones.co.uk/