Happy Halloween! :D
Instead of pumpkins and witches, I’ve decided to do a rural take on the subject.
The ‘Santa Compaña’ (Holy Company) is a mytical belief from Galicia and Asturias (my land, where it is called “Güestia”), in northwest Spain. It’s a procession of souls that wanders paths and forests. It’s an omen of death for those who see it pass by.
It’s said that if you see the Santa Compaña you must draw a circle in the ground and get in, or lie face-down and cover your ears to not hear their prayers.
And never ever accept a candle if it’s handled to you by one of these souls or you’ll be soon joining the company.
Cangas de Onis, Asturias, Spain (by palmeraimperial)
Victory Cross hanging from the bridge, the original is kept in Oviedo’s cathedral. The wooden core of this cross is said to haven been carried by King Pelagius in the Battle of Covadonga, were he fought Moors, in the 8th century.
Hahaha sorry for the history lesson. I just love my homeland <3tagged as: asturias. cangas de onis. bridge. cruz de la victoria.
Los Picos de Europa is such a magical place *_*tagged as: landscape. beautiful world. asturias.
Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
I’m loving this tumblr, such an enormous collection of awesome european places <3
And reblogging a photo of my city, taken in the old town. Oddly enough, this street is the center of the night life of Oviedo x_D