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Tuesday, 9 October 2012

The Omphalos stone at Glastonbury


 I came across this reference to a "glacial erratic" at Glastonbury........  does anybody know more about this stone?

"One rather neglected and ignored omphalos is located at Glastonbury Abby—site of the revered Chalice Well. Behind the Abbot’s Kitchen an egg-shaped sandstone, approximately 3 feet long, 2 feet wide and 2 feet high rests. This particular omphalos contains an “eyestone”, a cavity located in the center of the stone. One theory of the “eyestone” is that it was a carved basin used to hold offerings."

2 comments:

TonyH said...

Wonder if your source is one of Paul Devereaux's books? He does write of Omphalos stones.

TonyH said...

This omphalos stone is described as a glacial erratic at:-

www.megalithic.co.uk

- and there are rather esoteric descriptions of it at Kathy Jones' website:-

www.kathyjones.co.uk/glastonbury goddess