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Old 19 February 2007, 07:03 PM
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actually it's set in 14th century Sweden, and while I'm sure girls were raped and killed at that time period as well as the present, I doubt that any of them had a spring appear when the body was moved, or that anyone's sister was converted from Paganism by bathing in the spring, or had their peasant father "vow that, although he cannot understand God, he will build a church at the site of his daughter's death."
It doesn't strike me so much as an actual 14th century legend, as much as a 20th century attempt to use legendary motifs and ideas to tell a story.
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