2009-11-28

celts, sacrifice

Hansel and Gretel

Squint and you will see a male and a female figure here. They are signposted as the fairy-tale characters Hansel and Gretel, but, in fact, date back to the second century AD and are probably Celtic gods of the forest. They are located not far from the ancient boot-shaped stone (2009-10-11), in a secluded woody valley, and it is assumed that Hansel and Gretel also formed part of rituals of sacrifice.

8 comments:

  1. Amazing. The photo and the story.

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  2. I think I can see the Celtic gods of the forest. :) The moss on the rocks is lovely...but I bet very slippery to walk on. I'm glad you didn't try to get in any closer.

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  3. Hi there,

    Fantastic story. I of course know the story about Hansel and Gretel, but I had no idea of the existing of this stone. Very interesting.

    Best regards
    Asta

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  4. An interesting capture, it won't be the same without the green moss. Hansel and Gretel was one story that really scared me when I was a little girl. When we went to the forest I would never leave my mom's side.

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  5. aaahhh,.. eso me da miedo. no importa que sean de cuento.

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  6. Wow, this is really cool! The forests around your area are full of history and secrets.

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