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Ossian

06/05/2019
The Ossian myth swept Europe after James MacPherson in Scotland delighted in finding the lost stories of Fingal and his son. Landscapes and heroic figures where appropriated to the ideal. Napoleon commissioned great works of art emulating his achievements. Of course it was not true, Despite MacPherson owning up to his hubris in making it all up. The places and people still embrace the stories. I visit some sites named by having a special resonating special atmosphere looking for my own agreement. image Findhorn dunes. 'Fingal's place'.