The spring that trickles out at the foot of the cliff has a beautiful location on the edge of Limfjord with views to, for example, Oddesund, Grisetåodde and Venø. The spring was rediscovered in 1716 by Johanne Christensdatter from Serup. One night she dreamt that if she bathed her diseased feet in the water they would be healed. She was carried to the spring, apparently for 8 days in a row, after which she was able to walk again.
Who was St. Mauritius and Was He Coloured?
One version of the legend about St. Mauritius is as follows: He was a Christian Roman soldier who followed orders as long as his conscience would allow, but no further. Mauritius and the Theban legion of 6666 men were martyred because of their faith by emperor Diocletian during the persecution of Christians by his followers. The story behind this is that the emperor demanded that they should worship heathen gods. When Mauritius and his Christian compatriots refused, another Roman legion was ordered to kill them. Paintings show St. Mauritius as a black man since the legend relates that he was a Moor from Thebes on the River Nile.