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Ronas Hill

Chambered Cairn


In the popular mind [standing stones] are usually attributed to the giant race, of whom a faint tradition lingers. It was the giant of Roenis Hill who, in his combat with the giant of Papa Stour, threw a stone at his opponent in the distant island, which fell short and is now known as the Standing Stone of Busta. Similar tales are told of other standing stones.
From p91 of 'Shetland Folk-lore' by John Spence (1899).

Ronas / Ronies Hill (the highest point on the island?) is crowned by a chambered cairn. Surely a good spot for a giant to live?
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
23rd February 2011ce
Edited 23rd February 2011ce

Comments (1)

I think Ronas means stony ground to the Vikings. There is a Ronas Hill in Shetland and a chamber cairn sits on it's top. drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
23rd February 2011ce
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