There is a legend that over seven hundred years ago a quiet man by the name of Kerrew was driven out of his home in Malta by his less-spiritual neighbours. He fled to the coast, but thanks to his mystical powers he crossed the sea to Comino upon his mantel, laying a curse upon his awestruck pursuers as he left.
He befriended a hermit by the name of Abulafia on Comino, where he stayed for some time. Eventually he moved on to Gozo, where he continued to live until his death.
It is said that not long afterwards the plague and other misfortunes befell the islands.