Petrification Myths: The Rollright Stones Complex - from Under the influence!
The Rollright StonesThe Rollright Stones complex consists of three sets of monuments; the King Stone, the Whispering Knights and the King’s Men. The King Stone is a single standing stone set some 50 yards outside the stone ring which is separated from it by a road. The Whispering Knights was a burial chamber also outside the stone ring. The final set is a circle of stones called the King’s Men.
The sets are not the same age as each other and all appear to have had different purposes. This leads scholars to think that the site had a strong tradition of ritual over a long period of time and had some kind of special significance during that time. With the timescale involved and the sheer mystery of their purpose perhaps it’s not surprising that a number of intriguing myths and legends have evolved as people throughout the ages attempted to explain their existence. Read More