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Druids Circle (Penmaenmawr)[650 x 487 JPG]
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|Description ||When visiting Druids Circle, be prepared for the worst weather.
Of the three times I have visited, the first two were the worst rain and wind I have ever experienced at any monument. Gratitude for warm weatherproof clothing was plentiful.
Last week's visit (start of April) was the best for weather. There had been a short sharp shower, but the clouds showed their clear intent for something more, so I took this shot as we chose to depart.
It is looking to the southwest, from the east side of the circle.
The phallic arrangement (broad upright, with two very large roud stones symmetrically placed either side) of the 'sacrifice stone' is at the front of this picture.
Folklore reports this was the stone upon which sacrficed infants were placed, as it has a large curved natural ledge looking outward from the top. Now it is claimed to bring good luck to any newborn child (or near newborn, I assume; pity the woman who gives birth in such a location!).
The light and dark of the weather is clearly seen. Time to go indeed. |
|Lovely picture! I also wondered if this was the stone Dr. Burl meant in 'Circles of Stone', but he did say it was opposite the Deity stone at the south of the circle (whichever that one was). That's why I assumed he meant the Stone of Sacrifice to be the large recumbent one in the north section. The 'scoop' in the top of this stone would certainly hold a small baby.|
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