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|Description ||There is a fine legend associated with this site :|
This barrow and two nearby barrows at Dünenfähr were (?) inhabited by dwarves. In general they were benevolent, and also known to be skilled blacksmithes. When farmers placed there broken agricultural equipment beside one of the barrows it often was repaired the next morning. Nevertheless it was obvious that the metal used by the dwarves sometimes was stolen from the farmers. It was reported that the dwarves were even able to remove the lynchpins of carriages driving by on the track leading along the barrows. Once a farm servant was driving along these track and to prevent this he let the whip crack. Then suddenly a dwarf became visible. The dwarv's hat was whipped of his head.
The dwarv approached the farm servant: “Return me my hat!”
The farm servant answered: “I will not return your hat until you refund all the stolen lynchpins!”
The dwarf responded: “The lynchpins are all used for smithery, we cannot return them. But I promise you an adequte reward on your way home, if you return me my hat anyway!”
The servant returned the hat as he already started to become spooked. He drove home and looked for his reward. After a while a dead horse was lying beside his way. He was angry and assumed the dwarf cheated him. But then he decided to cut out a piece of the loins to feed the farm dogs. After he arrived at the farm he took the ham of the carriage and to his surprise it was of solid gold.
He then hurried back to the place where he found the horses' carcass, but it was vanished without a trace.
 Krause, Schoetensack (1894), Sprockhoff, Schwieger (1927) in: Körner, G. (Ed.), Sprockhoff, E. Atlas der Megalithgräber Deutschlands, Niedersachsen-Westfalen, Rudolf Habelt Verlag GmbH, Bonn 1975, p. 7.
 Eberhard Michael Iba, Hake Betken siene Duven, Das große Sagenbuch von Elb- und Wesermündung 1999, Die Zwerge bei Dünenfähr. Seite 218f.
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