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|Description ||The entrance, in the pre-dawn light. An 'offering' can be seen inside. This comprised a piece of paper with various symbols written on it. The same symbols were scratched onto the stones inside. I hope I never meet the 'perp'...|
|Hi, do you know this stone got it's name?|
|There are different ideas but no one seems to know for sure.. There are a number of Hell stones and Hele stones and of course Stonehenge's Heel Stone. Some people have tried to link it with the Greek sun-god "Helios" - so that would make it a Sun Stone - and of course that ties in nicely with the sun rising over the heel stone at Stonehenge. Hell is a very interesting word and originally meant Holy in Pagan times. Christians turned the holy "Halig" stones of the pagan Saxons into "hellish, fire and brimstone" type Hell stones (There was one at Canterbury before Augustine started the conversion of the locals) Could even be linked to the word "Hail" as a word of worshp (Hail Mary) or Anglo-Saxon greeting - Heil!
Dunno - anyone else got any ideas?|
| the legend to this site is that the stones were thrown there by the devil while he was launching stones from the nearby isle of portland in a game of coit, there are many sites that claim this including the heil stone and the agglestone|
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