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The Anecdotage of Glasgow
Birth of St. Mungo

KING LOTH, in common with the enemies of the Christian faith at and around his court, charged Thenaw with being a sorceress or witch, and he gave orders that she should be placed in a frail coracle or boat, and cast adrift at Aberlady to the mercy of the winds and waves. After tossing about on the sea for some time, the boat was carried by the current, or as the legend has it, was borne by a shoal of fishes; first to the Isle of May, and from thence wafted into a bay on the north side of the Firth of Forth, where the town of Culross now stands.

There, by the embers of a fire on the beach, which had been left by some fishermen, the sainted mother gave birth to her sainted and famous son, as the legend says, amid the joyous song of angelic hosts around.

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