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|Description ||Long Meg and the entire circle, pieced together from several shots. Photographed on an Archaeology Safari 5th November 2003.
|I really love this site. although the weather was a bit dark and gloomy when i was there it seemed to add to the atmosphere. have heard of covens of witches who meet there and leave offerings of flowers for meg - saw no evidence of either while i was there!
how do other people feel about this site?|
|Hi Gem! I really love Long Meg (and her Daughters!) All the stones have such individual character, especially Meg with her lovely spirals, and I love the old trees too. It's usually so calm and peaceful there - mind you, I've only been three times (all bright and sunny, luckily)! I'm sure the trees help soften the atmosphere, and it's so accessible. |
|There are sometimes flowers left at the bottom of long meg, and also clouties have now appeared in the lowest branches of the two central trees. I slept out there at the summer solstice, a coven of witches beat the sun down on drums, spent the night camping and having a very merry time, then beat the sun up again. It was a very interesting night!|
| Loch Gur near Limrick has a similar circle, although the stones are closer together it seems obvious that his was a ritual circle. I wonder who had the honor of being buried under the 3 extant Oaks...one outside the circle and two nside and all three aligned with the big stone. In this alignment Long Meg herself is like a heel stone and the large stone to the right of the picture is a head stone. Look at the angle, clearly it was used to track a sequence of lunar -celestial and/or solar events. The trees to the right are new and may block certain observatory alignments. |
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