A very long time ago lovely fairies let their herd of chamois graze the pastures on the blooming banks of the lake where today the Miage glacier stretches out.
The devils, lurking in the dark crests of the Monte Bianco, spotted them and made them promises of love. The unwilling shepherd-girls immediately ran away whilst the evil, vexed spirits gave way to their pent up anger and shook the surrounding mountains, filling the valley with rocks.
Then, still not happy, pushed the glacier forward, covering the green pastures with a frozen layer of ice.
Based on: “Il fiore del leggendario valdostano” (The Flower of the Legendary Valdostan) by Tersilla Gatto Chanu Edizioni Emme/Torino (publishers)