NS2342 : Ardrossan Castle - Satan's hoof print

taken 9 years ago, near to Ardrossan, North Ayrshire, Great Britain

Ardrossan Castle - Satan's hoof print
Ardrossan Castle - Satan's hoof print
Several tales and legends are associated with the castle, one of which involves Sir Fergus Barclay. Known as the 'De'il o' Ardrossan' he owed his great horsemanship to his possession of a magical bridle, acquired from the Devil in exchange for his soul. Through trickery, Barclay was successful in getting back his soul. Angered and enraged, the Devil attacked the castle and left behind one of his hoof prints.
Another tale has Sir Fergus setting the Devil the impossible task of making ropes from sand. In his frustration at being unable to do so, the Devil is said to have kicked the castle in disgust, leaving behind his hoof print.
Believed to be a Petrosomatoglyph - an image of parts of a human or animal body incised in rock.
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Date Taken
Monday, 9 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 17 February, 2009
Category
Rock Feature > Rock feature   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 232 423 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:38.5264N 4:48.5897W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 232 423
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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