The Daughters of Meg…

The Hero’s Journey – Saturday, 7th May, 2022…

Long Meg and her shadow – The situation of Long Meg predates that of her Daughters because it is clear that her shadow path helped determine the construction points for their circle.


Between the years 3500 and 2500 BC it was possible to see Deneb, the central star of the constellation Cygnus (the Swan), and the Dark Rift, setting on the horizon from Long Meg…

The axis of the stone circle at Avebury, was aligned with the setting of Deneb in 2600 BC…

Wayland Smithy, constructed circa 3500 BC was also aligned with this star.


Local folk lore refers to Long Meg and her Daughters as a Meg Meldon, a local wise-woman, and her coven of witches who were turned to stone by the wizard Michael Scott because they danced on the Sabbath.

Scott allegedly put magic on the site by ensuring that it was impossible to gain an accurate count of the stones.

Over seventy stones were said to have comprised the circle before Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Lacy dynamited some of them in 1725.

Work on the destruction of the site, however, was halted when a storm of such intensity blew in that the labourers, tasked with the job, fled for their lives.

Lacy later turned his energies to reconstructing and preserving the site and was responsible for carving out the grotto of caves nearby on the River Eden, now known as Lacy’s Caves…

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About Stuart France

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