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Eye's Spring

Location
State:
Estonia
Region:
Muhu Parish
County:
Saare
Parish:
Muhu
Other references to the location
Kallaste village, along the gravel road 385 m to the North-West from the Hellamaa-Nõmmküla road, from therei 80 m to the North-East on foot.
Coordinates
lat=58.672265555616, lon=23.237797438811
58° 40' 20" N, 23° 14' 16" E
Description

The spring is located at the lower edge of the partly disappeared klint, from there a small brook goes to a spring swamp covered with orchids. Diameter of the spring 70 cm, depth 30 cm.

Narrative

Source of healing and

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sacrificial site used even today by local residents. A coin or old horseshoe nail is to be left in the spring when drawing therapeutic water. Estonia has close to 500 known historical sacred springs. Although water itself was holy for the ancient Estonians, some of the springs were believed to have special powers of healing, prognostication or influencing the weather, fortune-telling or answering prayers. Many sacred springs continue to be used for drawing mineral water.

Attraction
An attractive spring in a very scenic location.
Availability
80 m down a footpath and down a steep bank.
Infrastructure, management, facilities
Parking lot, outhouse, waste receptacle. Parking for cars or bus.
Local info
Information board, signpost
Capacity
0-9
Publicity
Popular
Legal Status
Private land, nature conservation

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