Standing Stones of Stenness

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    Stone circles can be found all around the United Kingdom. These structures range in size and most commonly hold connections to folkloric tales or practices, and are usually regarded as being sacred. Many theories have been crafted over time concerning stone circles. However, their true known origins are vague and open for interpretation, which makes them a complex topic to discuss and research. By linking stone circles in various places in the United Kingdom and their connections to folktales, cultural practices, and other various meanings, we are able to draw information regarding the importance of stone circles and begin to expand our understanding of a significant part of Britain and Ireland’s ancient material culture. Stone circles…

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