Sunday, October 12, 2008

PREHISTORY. Standing Stones: Ireland and Symbolism, Setting the Pace

PREHISTORY
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Ancient and Modern Standing Stones
Pillar Stones
Ogam Stones
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Here is a millenia-old monument, Ireland.  We had thought this was from the Hill of Tara, but it (at Tara) is smoother, see information on the ancient Tara coronation site, at http://www.megalithicireland.com/Hill%20of%20Tara.htm, so this is not it.
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Note the Celtic runes. Would also like to translate that. Do a search for Standing Stones, Ireland, and see how many standing stones, solitary or in rings, there are.
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Standing Stone, Ireland [not Hill of Tara]








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This looks similar to the Long Stone at Kildare, Forenaughts Great, see Irish Pillar Stones and Cross-Pillars, at http://www.irishmegaliths.org.uk/pillarstones.htm/ .
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Modern Standing Stones.
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See Pointe du Hoc, Normandy, France, where the Rangers scaled high cliffs on D-Day, with terrible losses.
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A modern standing stone, as phallic as all the rest.
Standing Stone, Pointe du Hoc, France



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Obelisk format:  See also the Columbus monument, Madrid, Spain; and Lord Nelson up top at Trafalgar Square, London. Tall memorials all, standing for what they stand for. Symbolism.

The shape foisting itself on the ages. See other examples of the shape at Nationmaster, ://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Phallus/

See other Irish standing stones, in formation or alone, at Stonepages.com, at ://www.stonepages.com/ireland/ireland.html/  For more on these, also known as Pillar Stones, or Ogam Stones, see Irish Megaliths at ://www.irishmegaliths.org.uk/pillarstones.htm

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