St Michael's Mount, Marazion, Cornwall.

newbeltane

Colchester, United Kingdom

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St Michael’s Mount (Cornish: Carrack Looz en Cooz) is a tidal island located 366 m (400 yd) off the Mount’s Bay coast of Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is united with Marazion by a man-made causeway, passable only at mid to low tide, made of granite setts. The island exhibits a combination of slate and granite.

Its Cornish language name — literally, “the grey rock in the wood” — may represent a folk memory of a time before Mount’s Bay was flooded. Certainly, the Cornish name would be an accurate description of the Mount set in woodland. Remains of trees have been seen at low tides following storms on the beach at Perranuthnoe. The Cornish legend of Lyonesse, an ancient kingdom said to have extended from Penwith toward the Isles of Scilly, also talks of land being inundated by the sea.

Historically, St Michael’s Mount was a Cornish counterpart of Mont Saint Michel in Normandy, France.

St Michael’s Mount is known colloquially by locals as simply the Mount.

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