The Murderous Plot of Albina and her Sisters and the Origin of Albion

The following article, “The Murderous Plot of Albina and her Sisters and the Origin of Albion” was posted on JULY 11, 2018 BY ZTEVETEVANS. This is a fascinating overview of the mythological origin of Albion (Britian), which was originally founded by the banished daughters of a foreign king.

Under the influence!

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Jerusalem The Emanation of The Giant Albion – The William Blake Archive [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons (cropped and digitally altered)
This article was first published on #FolkloreThursday.com February 22, 2018 as British Legends: The Origin of Albion and the Bloodlust of Albina and her Sisters written by zteve t evans

Of the Great Giants

According to British medieval legend and myth, the island now known as Britain was once named Albion after an exiled queen named Albina.   She was the eldest of a family of sisters who had been exiled from their homeland in Greece, though some versions of the story say Syria.   How this came to be is an outlandish and in many ways disturbing story, found in the 14th century poem, Des Grantz Geanz (“Of the Great Giants”) which was popular in its time and probably best read as an allegorical work.  British traditions…

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