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Archaeology, folklore & myth of Britain's pre-christian sites & heritage: stone circles, holy wells, maypoles, tombs, archaic cosmologies and human consciousness. Everyone welcome - even Southerners!

    Bidston Hill Horse Carving, Wirral, Merseyside


    Join date : 2011-02-10
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    Post  Sunbright57 Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:59 am

    Os grid reference SJ.288 900. On a rock just to the north of Bidston Hill observatory, Wirral Peninsula, there is a rock that has a horses head carving upon it; on the horses neck there is a small sun symbol - probably pointing in the direction of the Midsummer rising sun. The age of this carving is unknown, it could be 9th-10th century and to have been carved by Viking settlers who came to this area, however some historian believe that it only dates from the 18th century, though the sun symbol could be much older.

    On another flat rock nearby is a carving of a sun goddess with outstretched arms and, another figure with a cat-like face. [See seperate topic for Sun Goddess Carving on Bidston Hill].

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