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Holed Stone


Holed stones have a long tradition of healing properties. At Men An Tol children were passed through the hole as an act of baptism and to seure good health during their lifetime. Engagements were sealed at new year by young people holing hands through the hole and for young women in particular it was considered to help in having easier childbirth and to cure infertility, as well as promote an abundance of crops and cattle.

From Ian Cooke's 'Antiquities of West Cornwall', 1990.
Jane Posted by Jane
15th December 2003ce

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