Veiled in morning mist
Echoes of an ancient past
Enchant the watchers
Drawn as one into the Dance
A dance of light unbroken
The photo for this week’s prompt was taken in Cornwall at the Merry Maidens stone circle, known in Cornish as Dans Maen the Stone Dance. Legend says that a circle of maidens were turned to stone for dancing on the sabbath to the music of the Pipers… who were also petrified and now stand, a pair of monoliths some ten feet tall, a short distance away.
The legend is obviously a relatively modern one, as the maidens were punished for dancing on a day that is sacred in Christianity. But it may hold a clue to the rites once celebrated here when it was first built, between three and a half and four and a half thousand years ago.
The circle is part of a wider ceremonial landscape, with a barrow cemetery and at least one other stone circle, now destroyed, close by. There is also the remains of a passage grave close to the field entrance where the stones now dance.
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and also a post linked to a previous prompt