Stonehenge was way before the Celts appeared on the scene. That
doesn't mean that the Celts didn't use it, but it was built for intended
use by someone way before the Celts.
> In message Mark Jones writes:
> > There is absolutely no way of telling why stone circles are
> > or who planted them. The celts didn't tend to put things like
> > around.
> O.K. ... I don't get this. Surely the Celts did up Stonehenge right?
> mean, who else was there? And maybe I'm guessing that
Stonehenge has certain
> similarities with cairns...sort of like the Ritz of cairns (altough
> differences in purpose...admittedly maybe). And as for guessing
what it was
> for...I suppose we often attempt to infer astronomic/meteorological
> because of some degree of correlation between stone positions and
> features of the constellations, planets, moon, sun, etc.
> And perhaps also such a circle is comparable to other
> served those purposes in other places. Right away I'm thinking of
> Lions in Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico which
consists of two stone
> lions surrounded by a circle of deer antlers and sparsely placed
stones - which
> definitely are connected with the prediction of the seasons, etc. And
> lots of things like kivas in the southwest And all over the place.
> > I's like the new age travellers who go to Stonehenge claiming
> > Druids. Since when did Druids ever go to there ? If anyone
> > reason why the new age travellers do it & their arguement
> > being Druidic then please post away.
> here else can they go that's even vaguely Celtic and mystical at the
> St. Patrick's cathedral?!
> Tom Delaney
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