null Mitos y leyendas - Monte do Castro
Myths and legends of Monte do Castro (Ribadumia)
Why is this stone sacred?
The “Pedra da Santa” (Sacred Stone) lies on a strategic, raised spot in the castro. Its position facing the sunset can be linked to agriculture or the changes of season. Rustic steps jutted out from the base of the rock, and at the top sat a kind of water font, which might be linked to ceremonies or rituals related to the solar cycles, as the sun has different effects, according to the season of the year.
On nights when there is a full moon…
Another legend linked to the castro tells of a golden hen with five or seven chicks which trots around its acropolis on nights when there is a full moon.