The St. Levan Stone

AndyReeve

Joined October 2007

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On the South side of St. Levans Church is a rock known as the St. Levan Stone.

In pre- Christian times, the stone was venerated for its powers and in particular in connection with fertility rites. The pagan use was neutralized by the erection of the tall cross nigh on seven feet high nearby the Stone. It is split in two and it was said that St. Levan sat upon this rock when tired from fishing.

Wishing to leave a memento of himself in connection with his rude but favourite seat, one day, he gave it a blow with his staff and cracked it through. He prayed over the rock and uttered the following prophecy.

When with panniers astride,
A Pack Horse can ride,
Through the St. Levan’s Stone,
The world will be done.

A personal observation from me would be that anyone breeding miniature horses please don’t let them loose in St. Levan’s church graveyard.

The Church is just past the famous Minack open air theatre which is built into the cliffside on the West Cornwall south coast.

http://www.minack.com/

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