Ah, yes, those pesky Romans (Acch phut) have a lot to answer for, covering our straight tracks, and calling them roads for one thing.
And where, pray tell, did they get their name from?
Why, from the Rods which were initially used to sight them… cheeky, to say the least.
The straight track through the circle from Long Meg, as we know, leads to the mid-winter rising of Deneb which is the brightest star in the constellation of Cygnus, the Swan.
This to my mind pretty much makes Meg a Swan Maiden, maybe even the Swan Maiden, and would explain her ‘bottom-heavy’ shape, long ‘neck’, and ‘star’ tattoos.
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