Not uncommon for humanity to destroy what it believes is valuable. Family lore is interesting and diverse. You can never know who to believe but I believe anything is possible. I like the way that you shared this. It would be fun to find some documentation to substantiate it. It really doesn't matter, does it? His council is wise and his simple eating for his digestive system makes sense. Perhaps he just became caught in the idea that he should be dead because of all the commotion made about it. The human psyche is an interesting thing. Thanks for sharing!