On this same rock, you will be able to observe other marks, these are those of the Devil’s claws. They are the remnants of the Devil’s fight with his most fearsome enemy the Archangel St. Michael.
The legend of this fight:
After the Devil had built the abbey of Mont Saint-Michel and was proudly contemplating his work, the Archangel Saint-Michel challenged him to build a similar marvel, he placed himself on top of Mont-Dol and, in a single night, built a gigantic crystal palace, shining brightly in the rising sun. The Devil, defeated and disillusioned, was about to destroy his own work when St. Michael offered to exchange their respective masterpieces, which was immediately accepted. The Archangel Michael took possession of the mountain, which now bears his name, while the Devil moved into the Archangel’s shining castle. But the walls that seemed to be made of crystal were in reality made of ice that the sun, while rising, melted. At the end of the day, only a pool of ice remained. No need to describe Satan’s rage, realizing how he had been cheated. Their battle was fierce and the Devil, precipitated by his opponent, left the mark of those claws on the rock trying to cling to it before falling to the foot of Mount Dol.