Klövasten – Jättekast

Klövasten, Glemmingebro

Klövasten, Glemmingebro

According to legend, it was a Giantess living on the island of Bornholm who tied her suspender around this boulder and catapulted it towards the old Glemminge Church to silence the odious church-bell.
But in that very moment the sun rose and the giantess lost some of her strength, so the throw was bad and the boulder landed a fair bit from the church.
The suspender was drawn so tight in the throw, that it caused the boulder to split in two when it landed in the field.

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There are several legends and beliefs associated with the boulder. It is popular belief that the boulder spins when it smells fresh-baked bread. Another legend is that the two pieces of the boulder reunite, when it smells fresh-baked bread or pea soup.
Once upon a time, a tailor had gone into the passage between the pieces, just as they merged. He was flattened like a pancake. Since then his children are called the flatters“.
It is also believed that anyone who passes through the gap between the two pieces, will have his/her eyesight reversed.
It has happened that a mother could not recognize her own child and that a local farmer wandered off and went to bed with the neighbor‘s wife“.
To lift the spell, one must go through the passage again, but in the opposite direction.

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