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Monday, 6 October 2014

MEN-an-TOL 6000 YEAR OLD STONES

Suggestions regarding the significance of the central stone include astronomical alignments and rebirthing rituals. The stone has also been attributed with healing properties, but it's impossible to say whether this is a surviving echo of an original practice or something later. Whatever the case, the stone has been rumoured for hundreds of years to be effective as a cure for rickets and other back complaints. Children were once passed three times through the stone at particular times of the year as a cure for such conditions. Tradition holds that they were then drawn three times through the grass to the East. Adults, however, needed to pass through the stone nine times against the sun to have their pains relieved.




These stones look impressive, as big as a horse. Until my wife got into the photo, she will bring anything or one down to size.

11 comments:

  1. I could do with crawling through these nine times.

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  2. oh, i'm laughing, because i thought those stones and steeds were huge! always nice to see your lovely wife, though. :)

    and what a NEAT stone!!! with an interesting history/lore!

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  3. A lovely mark in the landscape. You captured it really well.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  4. wow these are really neat. nice find.

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  5. Nice horses, wonderful stones.

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  6. Yes,like Tex, I thought the stones were huge. Great shots.

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  7. Great these old stones. I am very much in interested and would appreciate to know where these stones come from, what the meaning of it is / was and who she has put down there. Beautiful pictures and the horses.

    Greetings, Helma

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  8. I enjoyed your whole post. Short horses and a big hole in the rock - unusual.

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  9. Beautiful clarity pic and love the horse.

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  10. How interesting. I think I need to go through that thing the 9 times. Makes you wonder why children take less passing through. Great shots of the horses too.

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  11. Really interesting shots...

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