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Devil`s Stone

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Hidden : 09/13/2009
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

[LV]:

Slepnis atrodas netalu no Abavas Velna akmens. 10x14 cm metala trauks

[ENG]:

Cache is located next to Abava`s Devil Stone. 10x14 cm metalic container.

[LV] Abavas Velnakmens

18 m3 liels kulta akmens ainaviska vieta pie Abavas senlejas - sena kulta vieta, kuru apvij teikas un nostasti. Gandriz ovals, iesarkanas krasas, novietots uz pamatiem neatminama senatne. Akmens augstums - 2,1 m, garums - 5,2 m, platums - 4,2 m, apkartmers- 15 m. 1976. gada pie akmens notikuši arheologiskie izrakumi - atrasta bieza oglu karta un 2. - 4. gadsimta bronzas aproces fragmenti. Zeme pie akmens sedza nelielu akmenu kravumu, kas bija izveidots, lai ertak varetu uzkapt akmens mugura. Iespejams, ka šo dižakmeni cilveki kadreiz novietojuši uz vairakiem mazakiem akmeniem. Ja tas patiešam ir ta, Velnakmeni varetu uzskatit par seidu - somugru svetvietu, kadas vairuma ir sastopamas Somijas ziemelos un Karelija. DR no akmens ir pakalninš, kurš ap 1980. gadu papildus apberts ar zemi, lai veidotu slaloma trasi (ticis ierikots ta ari neizveidotas slaloma trases pacelajs). Velnakmens varot piepildit pie ta klusi domas izteiktas velešanas, ja akmenim divas reizes apiet apkart saules virziena un vienu reizi – pret saules gaitu. Kada teika stasta, ka reiz esot bijis Velns, kas gribejis Abavu aizdambet, tacu vinš nav paspejis to izdarit, jo parsteigusi gaila dziesma un akmens nokritis plava, kalna gala. DA no akmens, meža mala varot noverot atbalsi, kas it ka nak no debesim.

Abavas Velna ala

A virziena no akmens noeja pa kapnem aizved strauta gultne, kur dažus desmitus metru no akmens, iespaidigaja Velna alas grava (~10 m dzila), atrodas smilšakmens atsegums ar divam alam. Lielaka no tam ir Velnala, pec nostastiem ta esot rakta (alas garums - 8,5 m, apjomigaka vieta – 1,5 m augsta, gridas laukums 7 m2, ieeja šaura). Smilšakmeni atrastas brunuzivju fosilijas. Uz augšu pa strauta gultni atrodas krauja siena, kuras augšdala ir smilšakmens, bet virs ta - sadrupis dolomits - uz abu iežu robežas atrodas nedrošas alas. Iespejams, ka senatne Velnakmens svetvietas veikti iniciacijas vai partapšanas rituali, kas sakušies ala, turpinati uz akmens un noslegti uzkalnina uz DR no akmens.

NB! Nevienu elektrības kasti aiztikt nav nepieciešams! Slepnis neatrodas alas! Velna akmens un Velna ala ir valsts aizsargajami pieminekli. Nav ieteicams list alas – ta saglabasim alas un pasargasim sevi. Pavasari un mitra laika jabut uzmanigiem, jo gravas krasti ir stavi un slideni.

[ENG]

The Devil’s Stone of Abava is rich with legends and stories. One legend tells that once there was the Devil, who wanted to make a dam on river Abava, but he could not succeed, because the cock-crow took him by surprise. So, the stone had fallen down in the middle of a field, on the hilltop. The Devil’s Cave can be found in the Devil’s Cave Ravine only some 10 – 20 meters away from the stone. The cave can be entered by crawling. It is approximately 8.5 m deep. The cave in its broadest place is 1.5 m high and 1.2 m wide. The ravine, where the cave is situated, is approximately 10 m deep. On the banks of the river, you can see the grey sandstone and dolomite outcrops.

NB! / There is no need to touch any electricity box! The cache is not located in the cave! “The Devil’s Stone of Abava” is state`s protected cultural monument and “The Devil’s Cave” is geological natural preserve. Let`s save natural and historical values! During the spring time and in wet conditions, you should be very careful, because the walls of the ravine are very steep and slippery free counters

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

YI: Nhtšn.
RAT: Hcfvqr.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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