Why: Glendale, Glenoaks, Shady Glen, Glenn Beck, Glenn Close, Glen Phillips, John Glenn, other glens...
Answer: A small, secluded valley! From Scottish Gaelic gleann, from Old Irish glenn.
In Spanish, the word is valle or cañada, which look suspiciously like two other words...
The More You Know: Here are pictures of the glen near the Fairy Glen Hotel in Betws y Coed North Wales and near Faerie Glen in Scotland:
For centuries the place has been been home to animal, and even human sacrifices. Animal sacrifices are still be performed I think still, but very very seldom. You can walk around and find bones lying on and around the hills. As for the human ones, the last one we were told was in 1950. This was performed by people who believe in mother nature, basically, and the power that lay within. Now the people performing these where classified as "Faeries", women that inhabited the land praying to gods above, using means of rituals, dances, brews, and many other things.Well, whatever.
Based on myth, the story goes that when God created the universe he threw out parts of spiritual creation on Earth. These parts of creation are what make up the mountains, lands, hills, and areas on earth. While most of the earth is covered by parts of equal creation, there are special and rare spots on earth with an immense concentration of this spiritual energy.This was supposedly one of those places.