The Unicorn Ryder of the Glastonbury Zodiac
The Glastonbury Unicorn Ryder is a local legend of the area that has been interwebified by Secrets of the Grail Landscape. He resembles Merlin more than a knight what with the tall pointed wizard’s hat and flowing gown.
When a painting of a unicorn was superimposed onto the Glastonbury unicorn their spiral horns protruded at different angles from each other even though the rest of the head was a good fit. But then again, it’s an artist’s impression of a mythological creature so the angle the horn points is open to interpretation. Of course, the whole thing could be nonsense to begin with.
Situated on the base of the horn, where the unicorn’s symbolic ‘third eye’ would be Burrow Mump is a hill and historic site overlooking Southlake Moor in the village of Burrowbridge in Taunton Deane, Somerset, England. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Burrow Mump is also known as St Michael’s Borough or Tutteyate. Both words Burrow and Mump mean hill – From Wikipedia
If unicorns are to be found anywhere then this is where they will be.
According to isleofavalon.co.uk the church on top of the Mump was probably first built in Saxon times and dedicated to St Michael. That would make sense as the St Michael leyline runs straight through the unicorn’s horn.
Windy Ridge is not far from the unicorn’s nostrils. This adds credence to the legend and almost brings the unicorn to life.
Mare Green is situated on the end of the unicorn’s nose. She must be a female then. Are all unicorns female?