There is a wealth of fascinating lore surrounding something as simple as an intersection, or “crossroads.” This commonplace fixture of our landscape was once held as a mystical place where dark and infernal forces conspired. In much of Britain and throughout Europe, the crossroads were feared at a variety of periods in time.
One of the most common stories in folklore is that of the sleeper. Our hero usually sleeps an unnaturally long time and arises much later, if he’s even arisen. Many heroes continue to sleep, according to legend, until some significant day when they will rise to fight.