On August 10, the new Disney Pixar film titled "Brave (Indomitable)" is released, a beautiful story about Merida, a young woman who in her attempt to end a terrible curse will tour the shocking and wild Scotland. Yes, we know that at first glance it may seem like another story about brave princesses who save the world, but the truth is that the new Pixar film also transports the viewer to the indomitable Scotland and helps us to tour it and to know its history, its folklore, its striking nature and all the mysteries it hides.
Therefore, we think it is a good opportunity to discover a little more about this green country, rich in stories. For starters, and one of the things that is reflected in the film is its folkloresThe movie makers were shocked and many of Scotland's enchanted Highlands famous legends are reflected in the film. An example of this are the fatuous fires, attractive blue lights that they say guide the Travellers towards fortune or danger.
In the Disney film, the protagonist will also go through the famous menhirs of Callanish, which they say could be in the origin and form of the first Celtic crosses and which are said to have been built between 2900 and 2600 B.C. According to legend, the menhirs They were originally giants who turned to stone for not wanting to change their beliefs.
The castles They are another of the great attractions of Scotland and the castle that we see in the film as the home of Merida and the DunBroch family is inspired by several of them, especially in the Eilean Donan Castle, built in the mid-eighteenth century on an island in the three converge lakes.
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