Dammestenen - Hesselager, Denmark
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N 55° 10.910 E 010° 45.630
32U E 612100 N 6116440
Quick Description: Dammestenen. The Largest stone in Denmark. 46 meters all the way around and 10 meters high. With a weight around 1000 ton. According to legend the stone was thrown here by a troll witch from the island of Langeland. Read on if you dare!
Location: Denmark
Date Posted: 4/19/2020 4:22:25 AM
Waymark Code: WM12BAJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
Dansk: Dammestenen. Danmarks største sten. I følge sagnet kastet i et strømpebånd af en vred heks eller troldekvinde fra Langeland mod Svindinge kirke. Hekse og trolde kan ikke udstå lyden af kirkeklokker og da den tilmed var afskyelig grim (i troldeøjne) forsøgte en heksetrold på det nordlige Langeland at styrte kirken i grus med en stor sten. Den nåede dog ikke sin destination, men faldt her i Hesselager. Nogle variationer af sagnet fortæller at en engel steg ned fra himlen og satte sin fod på stenen, så den drattede til jorden. Aftrykket af englefoden kan ses på stenens top. Trolden blev rasende og farede over og satte sig på toppen af stenen. Her sidder hun en hel nat og forvandler enhver, der vover sig herud til sten. Man ved ikke hvilken nat hun besøger stenen og derfor er det dumt at komme her efter mørkets frembrud.

English: Dammestenen. The Largest stone in Denmark. 46 meters all the way around and 10 meters high. With a weight around 1000 ton. According to legend the stone was thrown here by a troll witch from the island of Langeland. A female troll was disturbed by the church bells of the village Svindinge. She grabbed a huge stone and threw it towards the church, but an angel descended from the sky at touched the stone with it's foot so the stone fell to the ground. The mark of the foot is visible on top of the stone. Of course the troll was furious. She hurried over to the stone and sat here on top of the stone all night. She returns one night every year, and turns anyone who comes here to stone. Alas no one knows wich night it is, so it's a bad idea to come here after dark.
Type: Local Legend or Lore

Referenced in (list books, websites and other media):
Just Mathias Thiele "Danske sagn" (Danish folklore)


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