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Lalli Sliding Stone

Location
State:
Estonia
Region:
Muhu Parish
County:
Saare
Parish:
Muhu
Other references to the location
Lalli village. From the Hellamaa-Nõmmküla road to the Lõetsa-Lalli road, 2,1 km to the North-East, East and

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South-East, from there 180 m along the soil path to the West, then 50 m to the North through the forest (along a forest path), in the forest.
Coordinates
lat=58.627145617325, lon=23.344135642772
58° 37' 37" N, 23° 20' 38" E
Description

6,15 m long, 4,37 m wide, 1,57 m high. Triangular. Two slightly lighter sliding paths on the Souther slope.

Narrative

In the past, women used the stone as a slide, which was believed to ensure good fortune and fertility. Later the stone became a beloved place for children to play. Middle-aged people from the area around the Liukivi say they have all worn away the seat of their pants by sliding. Tens of sliding stones are known in Estonia. According to folk belief, sliding on certain stones makes women fertile and the influence extends to the woman’s livestock.If the sliding is to have an effect, it has to be done covertly in the nude (skinny-sliding), for instance seated on a juniper bough. Sliding stones are occasionally used to treat infertility even today.

Attraction
A fairly large stone rendered distinctive by the possibility to take a slide down its surface.
Availability
230 m down a dirt road by foot or bicycle. The place is part of the Tihuse horse tourism farm’s ancient culture interpretive trail, guided horse or cart tours are available. Contact: +372 51 48 667, tihusetalu@gmail.com, http://www.tihuse.ee/
Infrastructure, management, facilities
Horse hitching post
Local info
Signpost and information board
Capacity
0-9
Publicity
Known
Legal Status
Private property

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