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|Description ||A better view of the shadows of Maen Mawr and it's much smaller companion. This is taken at local noon on November 7th 2011, a beautiful sunny day.|
This day, and again at the beginning of February, the shadow from Maen Mawr touches the taller of the two small stones, and the shadow from this stone in turn touches the final small stone.
These are only times of the year that these two shadows interact in this way, and they correspond with the Celtic cross quarter dates of Samhein and Imbolc.
| That's a very interesting observation cerrig, thanks for posting. :)|
| Brilliant observation Cerrig!|
| Perseverance pays dividends! Good work cerrig!|
| There is a theory that the Celts, and presumably their ancestors too, believed that this time of year,Samhein, marked the beginning of winter, and Imbolc marked the beginning of spring. Key times in the farming calender.|
The winter solstice would then be more of a celebration that the days would start to get longer, and spring was on it's way.
Arguably, the dates marked here were the more important ones of the year.
| It would seem that the important date here is Imbolc,(February) as this is the time of the Celtic new year, a very important date . I think this is strong proof that shadows cast by stones were used as calender indicators, and also that the Celtic calender has roots from thousands of years earlier than the Celts themselves)|
| Nice pic Andrew.|
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