Interlude ~ Before the Stones

The Silent Eye

The trouble with writing about somewhere like Stonehenge… somewhere that almost everyone recognises and feels they know something … is that most of us know nothing at all apart from the familiar form of the circle and trilithons.

We just accept that this is an ancient monument, built by people who were maybe not quite as savage as we generally think, for some strange ritual purpose… probably to do with the stars or planets. Or it was built by the Druids? And all the stones came from Wales… And that really is about all most of us know…and most of that is wrong or at least, woefully incomplete.

Stonehenge… the first part of the name is thought to come from the old word for ‘hanging stones’… or ‘stones suspended in air’. The ‘henge’ refers to an outer and circular earthen embankment with an internal ditch, such as the one around…

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2 thoughts on “Interlude ~ Before the Stones

  1. Fascinating. We continually underestimate those who have gone before us. People don’t consider that to become a Druid meant attending a college and that thee Druids were very skilled and very respected.
    Chiefs consulted them with problems and their word was practically law. I shudda been a Druid.
    Huge Hugs

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