The legend of holy woman turned to stone

It looks like a rock, facing a group of smaller rocks, placed close to the sea, in a place everybody know… You need to greed her, when you pass by, the legend says, then your travel will be safe

The holy woman stone group

Watercolor and text by Frits Ahlefeldt

They were in danger, too much danger to be handled, but she found a way out, the story goes, she turned both herself and her sixteen children into stones. That is the story at least that the locals tell of the group of ancient stones put up in a ritual formation, more than 2500 years ago.

The story behind "Holy Woman" ritual stone. Bornholm Bornholm watercolor painting by Frits Ahlefeldt
The Story of the “Holy Woman” Stone
Ancient ritual stone. "Holy Woman" Close to Svaneke. Bornholm watercolor painting by Frits Ahlefeldt
“Holy Woman” Ancient ritual stone in front of the Baltic Sea. Bornholm

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