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Nõmmküla Great Stone

Location
State:
Estonia
Region:
Muhu Parish
County:
Saare
Parish:
Muhu
Other references to the location
Nõmmküla, to the East of the Seanina road continue for 165 m along the soil road towards the Hansuvälja farm, from there follow the soil road between stone fences for 70 m to the North-East, in the corner of the field by the forest.
Coordinates
lat=58.678211386124, lon=23.199619896437
58° 40' 41" N, 23° 11' 58" E
Description

Pink, coarsely textured stone, 4,5 m long, 4 m wide, 1,4 m high, flat-topped. There are other smaller stones near the stone.

Narrative

The stone is said to have been brought here by Vanapagan. Vanapagan is one of the best-known mythological creatures in Estonian folklore, transforming landscapes, leaving prints on stones and

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competing with Vanajumal, the thunder god. He is a cross between the Christian version of Satan and a simple-minded nature spirit. The writer Jaan Kaplinski has noted that the traditional indigenous Vanapagan was not absolute evil as was the foreign Satan.

Attraction
The stone is noteworthy for its size, its surroundings are modest-looking.
Availability
70 m by foot down an overgrown road.
Infrastructure, management, facilities
none
Local info
none
Capacity
0-9
Publicity
Unknown
Legal Status
Private property

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