After landing on the shores of Scotland, the Danes were subjected to fire, looting and
killing the local population. Once, during a fog, they decided
to attack the Scottish army. But one of the Danes came to Thistle barefoot
and howled with pain. The Scots, hearing a scream, woke up and drove
Danes back, who have since then dared not to attack. Subsequently, the thistle became the symbol of Scotland.