Amazing sleeping Welsh dragon discovered on Angleseys Love Island

An eagle-eyed photographer found a real Welsh dragon in the rocks of Wales' very own Love Island.

Welshman Noel Morgan stumbled across what looked like a mythical beast on an Anglesey beach known for its romantic history while he was visiting his childhood home in Newborough.

Snapping pictures of Ynys Llanddwyn's iconic rock formations, Noel only realised after the fact that one of them resembled Wales' national animal, NorthWalesLive reported.

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"I was taking photos of the island’s rock formations," he said.

"At the time I was struck more by their red colour than their shapes.

"It was only when I got back home that I realised one of them showed what appeared to be a dragon. I showed friends and they all instantly recognised there was a dragon in the photo."

Noel has since declared the rocks, located between Ynys Llanddwyn's Twr Bach (Little Tower) and Twr Mawr (Big Tower) to be a "Sleeping Red Dragon".

"I must have hit the beach at the right time, when the tide was out," he said. "I’ve been there many times before and I’d not seen this rock formation before."

The island of Llanddwyn in northwest Wales is known for its beauty and has historical links to Wales' patron saint of lovers, Dwynwen.

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The saint is celebrated on January 25, when people across Wales exchange gifts and enjoy meals with loved ones.

The myth of Dwynwen is debated. In one version of her story, a young man named Maelon Dafodrill falls in love with her, but she rejects him.

In another version, she can't marry him because her father bans the marriage, and has promised her to another.

In both versions, Dwynwen prays she would fall out of love with her star-crossed lover and an angel gives her a potion that turns Maelon to ice.

God then grants Dwynwen three requests. Firstly, that Maelon is released, and through Dwynwen, God promises to look after all true lovers.

Thirdly, Dwynwen remains unmarried.

In a show of thanks to God, Dwynwen retreats to Ynys Llanddwyn and becomes hermit until her death, in about AD 460.

In October, Llanddwyn was also included in a UNESCO list of the world’s top 100 Geological Heritage Sites, which also features the Grand Canyon, Mount Everest and the La Brea tar pits in Los Angeles.

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