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Autumn Equinox

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Every year I intend to make the trip up to Loughcrew prehistoric cemetery for the Autumn equinox, but somehow never seem to get up early enough to watch the sunriseRolling Eyes. The views are fab...

The hill there is called Slieve na Calliagh 'Hill of the Witch'. It is a prehistoric cairn cemetery and the alignments are interesting..

http://www.newgrange.com/news47.htm

more pics in comments....+ a poser for Cooers.

Posted at 23rd Sep 2010 - 12:12PM   Posted by Salle de Bain   Autumn Equinox Comments: 8

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The 'Hag's Chair' a boulder at the base of a cairn

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cairn T

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The poser....
cup-marks....so what did they mean? These are at Loughcrew, but these turn up in different prehistoric locations time after time. Some have been raised into vertical positions like this one, others are on top of more horizontal planes....Northumberland is famous for 'em (see link).....so what do you think?
www.keystothepast.info/durhamcc/K2P.nsf/K2PGI

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 23rd Sep 2010 at 12:34PM

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Salle de Bain's Avatar p.s. why don't my links work?

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 23rd Sep 2010 at 12:38PM

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Milla's Avatar (re links, isn't it a matter of highlighting it once you've typed / copied it in and then clicking on URL??)

Posted by: Milla on 23rd Sep 2010 at 02:16PM

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Jaynebeth's Avatar I'm going to speak with a very small amount of reading knowledge on this subject. I own several books on 'other' subjects such as pagan history, runes, herbalism, natural magic etc and one on ley lines. This is where my sparse knowledge comes from .... apparently - this is subject to personal interpretation - cup marks follow ley lines and emit earth energies - they are also known as petroglyphs. Unless anyone has a better guess I'll submit that as my starter for 10.

Posted by: Jaynebeth on 23rd Sep 2010 at 02:32PM

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Frances's Avatar Salle, these pictures are very interesting. I like Jaynebeth's info about cup marks and ley lines. All very mysterious and intriguing.

Posted by: Frances on 23rd Sep 2010 at 02:44PM

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Dancing Dog's Avatar It's all so wondrous. I am completely fascinated by all things ancient. Great link, thank you.

Posted by: Dancing Dog on 23rd Sep 2010 at 08:22PM

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Silverhead's Avatar Good on you all!!! I just love the bit of knowledge I pick up on this wonderful site.WinkWink

Posted by: Silverhead on 23rd Sep 2010 at 08:45PM

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Fennie's Avatar This is really interesting, Salle. I have a theory - well speculation, really, that the stones we observe today were covered with a plaster of mud, horsehair and lime and were then decorated. I have always wondered why there are so few decorative marks or writing on any of the stones (and certainly you can't build intricate alignments like New Grange unless you can do Maths and write). My belief is that all the writings have been lost.

Posted by: Fennie on 24th Sep 2010 at 09:26AM

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