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Standing Stone / Menhir


Why, you may ask, is this stone leaning at such an angle? Well, it wasn't placed here carefully, it was actually thrown from the top of nearby Pen y Gaer (a hillfort). A giant was up there, and he'd left his flock of sheep in the protection of his sheepdog. However, the dog had sneaked into the protection of a nearby cromlech (Cwt y Bugail) for a crafty nap - so the missile was thrown in an attempt to wake him up and put him back on the job.

(from Chris Barber's More Mysterious Wales)
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
2nd December 2002ce
Edited 21st September 2007ce

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