THE LEGEND OF BARD CERVORIX
There is a tradition or rather a legend that tells us the death of a famous bard of Cervorix.
Not far from the Saône, in the country-Aulerci Brannovie
Cervorix the Bard spent one night in a wood BELENOS, sitting on a rock alone (because he was surrounded by water), instructed his disciples who, bareheaded, listened to his words.
Cervorix pinched the strings of a lyre of ivory enriched with gold leaf. This was a gift from the Druidesses Island Sena (Seine).
Everything was quiet around the Bard: water, land, forest, and the vault of the sky dotted with brilliant stars. The disciples listened to the accents of the poet, which they detailed the wonders of the sky, making them see the regular course and continues the stars, which run in infinite space.
Suddenly the horizon darkened, thick clouds spread their sails on him, a strong wind starts blowing and shaking the trees, while nocturnal birds flit around the head of the Bard. A storm was unleashed and seems to advance, because wolves howled on the mountain.
So Cervorix exclaims disdainfully:
"The man as a material that is heavy fumes and foul exhalations. The outer body compresses the impulses of his soul and keeps his best instincts, those, for example, who commissioned him to leave the land for still more fortunate . What is life? Nothing! This is not the time past, one that will pass, but good use of time, which is something important!
" Children of the Celts, live in peace, thinking about eternity and tell everyone that you have seen and experienced the Bard Cervorix. "
Having said this, he broke his lyre and the high rock on which he was, he rushed into the waves. Is to perpetuate his memory that the Druids called this waterfall's Leap Cervorix become the Leap of Cerveza by corruption of the famous bard.
The day after this sad day a huge pyre decorated with flowers and covered with herbs was erected near a dolmen and the midnight hour, when the seven stars of Ursa Major were reflected on the surface of the water that contained seven Troux table of the Druidic altar, two ministers of Esus raising his hands to the sky, set fire to the stake, after having sent a sincere prayer to God.
Two Druids, Druid, a young virgin and a Bard went round the pyre; one of the Druids threw a glass of amber, the other a lyre of ivory, Druid her veil, the young daughter of a lock her blond hair, and finally the Bard, his sagum white as the lily of the valley.
"Mourn the dead , said the people of the Druids, we have given to your love , but never to sing of courage and dedication of the Bard Cervorix! "
After the ceremony of cremation, the ashes of the Bard were put in an urn made of colored glass, which had been enamelled this inscription:
"Mortal! Learn where you came from, where you go, look at that dust. It was what you are, you will be what it is."
Such is the origin of the world of Waterfall Valley Grosne.
is close to Les Andelys the town where Nicolas Poussin was born.