St Samson is recorded as having slain an evil serpent through the power of God. It lived in a dark cave on the banks of the River Fowey at Golant in Cornwall and terrorised local inhabitants. The cave still exists and apparently Samson also lived there for a while as a hermit (as well as having a prayer oratory and well on top of the hill above the village). It is situated directly opposite Penpol Creek and has a beautiful outlook. St Cyric's prayer oratory is situated off Penpol Creek, so the two hermits would have been near each other. It's not actually known whether they lived at the same time but often monks did locate near each other so they could share fellowship and confession. The two sites are just a very short boat trip apart.