• Folk Magic Beliefs
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

Menhir - also called ''Standing Stones'', were standing rock formations, hand-hewn by Man – that date to The Mid-Bronze Age (2,100 BC). Found throughout Europe and even Asia, many Scholars have given numerous explanations for their actual uses. Some Cultures used these stones (of various sizes from 5-feet to 12-feet or larger in some cases) for Boundary Markers, while others crafted Menhir's for Ceremonial and Ritual purposes. Of recent History, it has been found that some were used as early forms of Tomb Stones and Grave Markers. Many such Menhir's most often had carved symbolism (pictographs), memorializing some important function. Often, stones used were taken from great distances and placed in different regions. This was seen as part of the overall Ceremony most often being celebrated. In Pagan and Neo-Pagan Beliefs, Menhir's are seen as ''sacred objects'' placed on ''sacred places''.