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Good Morning from Scotland

Sunrise, Callanish Stones, Isle of Lewis by Kevin Haigh

Callanish Standing Stones on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland from Flickr.com

I would love to see these in person. Has anyone been here before? I imagine your mind goes wild with thoughts of ancient days past and what people stood among these stones and for what purpose.

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Callanish Standing Stones - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides - Scotland

Folklore: According to one tradition, the Callanish Stones were giants who were petrified because they would not convert to Christianity. In the 17th century the people of Lewis were calling the stones fir bhrèige (“false men”). Another legend is that early on midsummer morning an entity known as the “Shining One” walks the length of the avenue, his coming heralded by the call of the cuckoo.

The Callanish Standing Stones on the Isle of Lewis are one Scotland’s oldest mysterious wonders. They were used as reference for the mysterious ring of stones Merida discovers in Brave.