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Maen Twrog

Standing Stone / Menhir


Baring Gould (in the 1913 v4 of 'the lives of the British Saints') quotes from Pugh's 1816 'Cambria Depicta':
According to another version Twrog was a giant, who dwelt in the mountain. The villagers had incurred his wrath, and he flung the huge stone down with the intention of killing some of them, which , though it hit the church, did no damage. The imprint of his five fingers are still visible on it!
A stained glass window in Maentwrog church shows St Twrog holding a book in one hand and leaning on the stone with the other. (the book is Buchedd Beuno, the book of St Beuno, which Twrog wrote. It's also known as Tiboeth, from di-boeth, 'unburnt', because it escaped Clynnog church burning down three times - it was handily encased in iron).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
23rd June 2006ce
Edited 23rd June 2006ce

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