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Stones Trellech | Chadlington
Hawk Stone |
included here in
England South Central
representation of stars
near heaven's center
in this case, Ursa Major
Trellech viz. Trelleck
or Trellack, Wales
The drawing shows
to represent the stars of Ursa Major
with the identification of Ursa Major
helped by the megalithic notation
of Regulus and Virgo below stars
Ursa Major on two of the megaliths.
The three stones probably
represent the handle of the
Big Dipper. There was a nearby
fourth stone but it was destroyed
in the 18th century.
I only found out in 2013,
eleven years after my
first identification of Ursa Major,
that there is something called the
Trellech "Tump Terret" Castle Mound
which is pictured online at the
Wikipedia in a photograph by
Roy Parkhouse at
but I embed here half-sized
a copyrighted photo
free to use with
from that same website
(because no people are shown).
Either this marks the cup of the
Big Dipper or Thuban above it
which was the North Celestial Pole.
Linguistically, Trellech could derive from terms meaning
"ladle" or "scoop", just like the Big Dipper.
Dictionary tells us that
Gaelic tre- means "through"
Gaelic lag- means "hollow"
Irish liagh means "ladle"
Old Irish trulla "scoop"
MacBain's writes for liagh:
a ladle, Irish, Middle Irish liach,
Old Irish liag, trulla, scoop, Welsh llwy,
spoon, spattle, Cornish loe, Breton loa: leigâ,
ladle, root leigh, ligh, lick (as in imlich,
q.v.); Latin ligula, spoon, ladle.
Interestingly, lines perhaps incised
on the ground
at Trellech near Harold's Stones
could show Ursa Major, here in a map
clip I have made from Google Earth,
with the three small circles showing
Harold's Stones and the large
circle showing Tump Terret:
Tump Terret Castle Mound, Trellech
Harold's Stones (three in a line)
and a possible Ursa Major as a Big
Dipper drawn on the ground,
though the latter is right now just
speculation by me.
All of the megalithic sites in
South England Central, i.e.
stars near heaven's center
and we thus included Harold's
Stones here because
they represent Ursa Major,
even though their
location in modern times is
technically in Wales.
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