Monts d'Arrée - Gate of hell or heaven?
According local tales, the gate of hell is hidden somewhere at Monts d’Arrée.
With the sunrise, Ankou (Breton ‘grim reaper’) must leave his look-out post on Tuchenn Gador, from where this black-garbed death-worker keeps a 360° watch over the dead souls of Brittany.
But don’t worry, the fact is that more cheerful beings like to come here too! The way along the mountain ridge, you definitely can see some creatures that been knew to be korrigans (a kind of Breton leprechaun) because of their disheveled hair and beards. The more rationally-minded might say it was just moor grass and lichen, or Old Man’s Beard.
This remarkable site is steeped in myth and legend; peat and rock whisper their fantastic stories to the wind.