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  • Herwig Aertbelien

    Experience Dolmen & Menhirs in Weris
    Rolf, our local guide, is waiting for us at La Maison des Mégalithes.
    Arduenna Experience kicks off.
    On the way to the Devil's Bed we walk along quiet meadows.
    We carefully approach the empty Devil's Bed. Rolf reassures us and tells the interesting legend of the Devil's Bed. Captivated by sagas, myths and legends, we quickly reach a higher level. On the short but tough climb to the white menhir 'Pierre Haina' we feel in our legs that we are entering holy ground or our lactic acid has gone into the red.
    On trembling legs we listen to Midsummer Night stories and the petrification of the primal ancestor 'Pierre Haina'. The white menhir was whitewashed twice a year by our forefathers before the advent of imposed Christianity. This made the Pierre Haina an important sighting point in the valley. The white menhir was and is the centerpiece of the pagan megalithic system. Before we leave this legendary place, we quickly make a silent wish at the mythical 'Wish Tree'.
    In the company of imaginary fairies we walk on clouds through the hedged landscape along the Dolmen of Wéris and d'Oppange. Here we get to hear fascinating stories about the soul hole and the 29 human sacrifices buried here.
    We respectfully cross 'Carrefour de Sorcier'. Legend has it that important measurements of druids took place at the 'Wizard's Crossroads'. We greet the lonely 3.60 meter high menhir Danthine. He stands alone in the landscape here. According to our guide, the menhir is out of place. Originally it stood somewhere in the “Field of the Long Stone”. Nevertheless, it is now a landmark in the wider area along the Barvaux-Erezée track. Which archaeologist 2.0 can find its 'roots'.
    The horizon starts to turn orange. The Devil can appear in the landscape at any moment.
    Time to return safely to the rural village with its beautifully restored lime and sandstone half-timbered houses.
    At the 'Pudding Stone' we reminisce about this unique prehistoric site with its many legends, sagas and myths.
    Darkness has set in, time to say goodbye to the "five thousand year" old pagan calendar.
    Highly recommended to experience the Dolmen and Menhirs of Wéris in the company of Rolf - Arduenna Experience.
    All our "Arduenna Experience" experiences can be found in my collection.

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    • November 13, 2021

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