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Child Stone - Unter-Widdersheim
Child Stone - Unter-Widdersheim

This Phonolith is 2.3 m high and wide above ground. It is a menhir, not seldom in Hessian - in former times. Such stones were erected in the neolitic era 3000 B.C.. The cultic purpose is unclear until now.
The name of this stone stems from a saga: "Within this stone there live the unborn children. You might hear them, if you put your ear against it. The woman of the children has the key."
Indeed, that stone has astoning acoustic properties.

Those grand menhirs (standing stones) are the famous ones in Germany. Especially the Gollenstein, which is the largest one of these. Noone is sure what they were meant for. Some must have had cult importance. Prehistoric chiselers work indicates a matriarchal meaning on the Fraubillenkreuz.
The christianization left its marks, see also on the Fraubillenkreuz, or the Saulheim menhir.

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Town:63667 Unter-Widdersheim
Administration:Wetteraukreis
State:Hessen
Picture file name:imgq0535.jpg
Picture date:04.03.2007 13:24:00

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