The serpent’s pool in Casares de Hurdes (Cáceres)

In Casares, a town in Las Hurdes (Northern Caceres, Extremadura), there is a pool where once a huge serpent emerged, and a shepherd fed it with milk to avoid it to attack people and livestock. According to some versions, this serpent was sent by the devil himself.

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The Mists of the martyr: the legend of Saint Eulalia

The Mists of the martyr: the legend of Saint Eulalia

During the martyrdom of St. Eulalia by the Roman governor Dacian, in Mérida, her torturers intend to make her walk naked in Merida streets to humiliate her, but then a dense fog falls on Merida to prevent her from being seen. After her death, miraculously snow covers her body and the surrounding soil for several days. Since then, on each anniversary of her martyrdom, mists flood Merida for several days.

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The siren of La Serena

The siren of La Serena

A mermaid inhabits the banks of the Guadiana River (including table of Tamborríos and the Encomienda Castle), and with her beauty and charming singing attracts unwary men who eventually drown in the river....

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The lagoon of the enchanted ones (Montijo)

The lagoon of the enchanted ones (Montijo)

During Saint John’s Eve, three sisters are charmed by the waters of a lagoon, dive into it and disappear. Since then, every year on Saint John’s Eve they emerge again and grant wishes to those who have gone to the lake carrying a glass of water without spilling a drop.

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La Serrana de la Vera (Mountain Woman of La Vera)

La Serrana de la Vera (Mountain Woman of La Vera)

A beautiful, powerful and lonely woman lives in the mountains, just going down the river to fetch water. When the mood comes upon her, she drags men off to her cave to have sex with them before killing them.

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The mill of the Tarasque and the Fountain of the Alunados (Badajoz)

The mill of the Tarasque and the Fountain of the Alunados (Badajoz)

The Tarasque was a monster of unknown origin (although some people believe it is a symbolic embodiment of evil) that in the days of great went through the fields to quench their fury with the people who found, strangling them and drowning them in any place with water.

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The Virgin of the Remedios

The Virgin of the Remedios

A shepherd finds an image of Virgin Mary carved in wood into a well. He tries to take it away to his house, but the image always disappears; only to appear again in the well she was found in the first place.

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