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Monday, 07 July 2014
Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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Bring mich zu dem magischen Ort, wo ich herkomme, ans Meer. Zeige mir schöne Strände und füge deinem Log ein Foto bei.

Please take me to the magical place I come from, to the sea. Show me beautifull beaches and add a foto your log.

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Mein Traum

Vor langer Zeit begannen Menschen zu glauben, dass Steine mit einem natürlich gewachsenen Loch Unheil von ihrem Vieh abwenden und ihnen selbst, oder auch dem, der sie aus Liebe oder Freundschaft geschenkt bekommt,  Glück bringen kann.
Die Steine sollen auch über geheimnisvolle Kräfte verfügen und sind ein Zauber gegen  Unheil,  für  das  böse  Geister   verantwortlich  sind.  Manche  Deutungen bringen den Hühnergott sogar mit dem nordischen Gott Thor (Donar) in Verbindung.
Das Huhn steht nämlich im germanischen Volksglauben in enger Verbindung zum Donnergott.
Im  österreichischen  Salzkammergut  sind Lochsteine  als  Drudensteine und  in Vorarlberg  als  Doggisteine  bekannt.  Geister  bevorzugen  Schlüssellöcher  oder Ritzen, um in ein Zimmer zu gelangen. Sie benutzen niemals die Tür. Durch falsche Löcher würden sie in die Irre geleitet. Lochsteine, die über dem Bett baumelten, sollten  so  vor Alpträumen schützen.  Entzündungen  des  Augenlidrandes  heilten, wenn Kranke durch das Loch blickten.
Kärntner Slowenen nannten Lochsteine auch “Schlangenstein”. Sie glaubten daran, dass durch das Loch geschüttete Milch als Heilmittel gegen Kinderkrankheiten wirkte.

~Adder Stone~
An adder stone  is a type of stone, usually glassy, with a naturally occurring hole through it. Such stones have been discovered by archaeologists in both Britain and Egypt. Commonly, they are found in Northern Germany at the coasts of the North and Baltic Seas.
In Britain they are also called hag stones, witch stones, serpent's eggs, snake's eggs, or Glain Neidr in Wales, milpreve  in Cornwall, adderstanes in the south of Scotland and Gloine nan Druidh ("Druids' glass" in Scottish Gaelic) in the north. In Egypt they are called aggry or aggri.
Adder stones were believed to have magical powers such as protection against eye diseases or evil charms, preventing nightmares, curing whooping cough, the ability to see through fairy or witch disguises and traps if looked at through the middle of the stone, and of course recovery from snakebite. According to popular conception, a true adder stone will float in water. Three traditions exist as to the origins of adder stones. One holds that the stones are the hardened saliva of large numbers of serpents massing together, the perforations being caused by their tongues. The second claims that an adder stone comes from the head of a serpent or is made by the sting of an adder. The third is more modern (and much easier to attain). It details that the stone can be any rock with a hole bored through the middle by water. Human intervention (i.e., direction of water or placement of the stone) is not allowed.
Adder stone was held in high esteem amongst the Druids. It was one of their distinguishing badges, and was accounted to possess the most extraordinary virtues.
There is a passage in Pliny’s Natural History, book xix, minutely describing the nature and the properties of this amulet. The following is a translation of it:

"There is a sort of egg in great repute among the Gauls, of which the Greek writers have made no mention. A vast number of serpents are twisted together in summer, and coiled up in an artificial knot by their saliva and slime; and this is called "the serpent's egg". The druids say that it is tossed in the air with hissings and must be caught in a cloak before it touches the earth. The person, who thus intercepts it, flies on horseback; for the serpents will pursue him until prevented by intervening water. This egg, though bound in gold will swim against the stream. And the magi are cunning to conceal their frauds; they give out that this egg must be obtained at a certain age of the moon. I have seen that egg as large and as round as a common sized apple, in a chequered cartilaginous cover, and worn by the Druids. It is wonderfully extolled for gaining lawsuits, and access to kings. It is a badge which is worn with such ostentation, that I knew a Roman knight, a Vocontian, who was slain by the stupid emperor Claudius, merely because he wore it in his breast when a lawsuit was pending."

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Dropped Off 03/01/2018 millacords placed it in Prague Tribute Hlavní město Praha, Czechia - .11 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/01/2018 millacords took it to PraGeo - Clementinum Meteorologia Hlavní město Praha, Czechia - 6.73 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/01/2018 millacords took it to Václav Havel Airport Prague Hlavní město Praha, Czechia - 811.17 miles  Visit Log
Visited 02/20/2018 millacords took it to Icebreakers Finland - .08 miles  Visit Log
Visited 02/20/2018 millacords took it to Tiäruholmen Finland - .82 miles  Visit Log
Visited 02/20/2018 millacords took it to Ensimmäinen eläkepäivä Finland - .35 miles  Visit Log
Visited 02/20/2018 millacords took it to Helsingin kätköjä 1944 - Caches in Helsinki 1944 Finland - .23 miles  Visit Log
Visited 02/20/2018 millacords took it to Have A Look Around Finland - 235.8 miles  Visit Log
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