The legendary Lagarfljótsormurinn is back

Posted on March 5, 2012 by

The Icelanders have a rich and long tradition of tales and mysteries. And among them, of course there’s the Lake Monster.
In February, many newspapers and networks spread the news that there’s been a sighting, as if it was the Iceland answer to the famous Loch Ness, just to gather some pennies during the crisis.
Indeed, it’s not a recent story, as the tale dates back to the 14th century!
There are two legendary reasons that explain the existence of the big snake in the Lagarfljót lake, close to the town of Egilsstaðir: the first one, reports to the legend of the slave Egil, that you can find on this web site, on the post about this village; the other one- the most loved by the networks, tell that the monster is the ancient guardian of an old ring laying on the bottom of the lake.

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