Trivial beams at this
"Trivial Pursuit, historian, folklorist and fan of all things old and forgotten.
Now forget the happy little cooking festivals and diving games you just heard about. I
have uncovered numerous older texts related to the rituals and their origins. Four rituals were used to emulate the original hero's feat - the Ritual of Binding, the Ritual of Blinding, the Ritual of Sacrifice and the Ritual of Drowning. Or, well, those are the closest translations I have been able to give their original names."
The barkeep rolls his eyes and goes clean some glasses
"…right, so, while the texts were only partially readable, I have pieced together what I believe are the most plausible original forms of the Four Rituals as well as the original feats of the Hero.
See, the oldest texts I have found tell that the blind hero carried a sacrifice of dead flesh to the bottom of the lake. With a little derivative logic it's easy to see what really happened here. A blind pony, wounded and dying, tied heavy stones to himself and walked into the lake to be eaten by the monster. Now, granted, again that is a bit of a liberal translation but the implications are there. The original was a bit more poetic, speaking of flesh that sleeps upon the blossom of corpses and of seeds of darkness that make it bitter. A very wordy way to say 'dying pony with a heavy heart'. Obviously."
He sure like talking a lot…