"We're All Mad Here…."
As more and more information is gathered on holy wells, certain common denominators are sure to become apparent. The link between holy wells and holy trees has already been noted by researchers. So too has the repeated occurrence of certain legends such as the well springing up when a saint died near the spot or hit the ground with his sic staff. One link that has intrigued me is that between legends of dragons and holy wells. The motif is always the same: a dragon prevents local people reaching the well, spring or other source of water, but is eventually slain by the hero.
read more Holy Wells: Wormholes in Reality? part one.