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| Kerloas menhir |
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| Amazing stone.|
| Near the bottom of the stone can be seen one of the round humps, about 20 cm in diameter about belly high above the ground. |
Legend says that newly wed couples should come here on their wedding night to rub the stone lumps for a good future and fertility. In fact, many wedding parties still come here to this day in order to perform this ritual.
| Well, well!.... I wonder if this is a handed-down tradition from others, like the inverted 'V' mark on Stone 16 at Stonehenge, which would have represented female fertility??|
| Just come up on radom. Wow, that's one hell of a BIG stone !|
| Kerloas menhir is the tallest standing menhir in Europe, if not the world, at nearly 10 metres tall, and it has lost the top 2 metres after a lightning strike about 200 years ago! It towers above all around, and standing as it does on top of a hill, it can be seen from 30 kilometres away.|
| Does that mean it could have once been a kind of navigation aid to early sea-going travellers, or would it be too far inland? Bearing in mind the sea-level was lower then, too.|
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