Witches That Eat Stars
By Jheri St. James
The Principality of the Valleys of Andorra, is a small landlocked country in western Europe, located in the eastern Pyrenees mountains and bordered by Spain and France. It is currently a prosperous country mainly because of tourism and its status as a tax haven. The people of Andorra are currently listed as having the highest human life expectancy in the world, at an average of 85 years at birth. Andorra is the sixth smallest nation in Europe.
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While we wait for the other picture from soil collector Alfons Codina Pujol, we will post what we have so far about the soil collection from Andorra. Alfons wrote on May 29, 2009:
“Collection Location: Llac D’Engolasters (Engolasters Lake) (Altitude 1.504 Meters.
“Signifance of Site to You: Ethnology of “Engolasters” = “That eats stars.”
“I send you a picture of the moment of collection and pictures of the same lake two months ago with ice.
“There’s a legend that says: in ancient times a lot of witches went to this lake to dance and swim without dresses. The young guys of the neighborhood went also to spy them. If the witches saw one of these guys, they converted them in [to] black cats. The day after the witches had disappeared and the guys didn’t remember nothing.”
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Here is the picture he took with the lake in the background.
Thank you Alfons. I like your soil collection story. May you enjoy your long life on the soil of your beautiful country.