chartThe stone comet is with 140 meters in the south of the circle of Brodgar. It measures 1m75 top and is held on an oval platform of approximately 14 meters diameter. This monolith seems to have formed part formerly of another group of stones forming procession between Brodgar and Stenness. Of his site, one can admire the circle of Brodgar in a exeptionnelle way. With the equinoxes of spring and autumn, its shade touches the stone of the circle more in the west.

Orcades_324The rather poetic stone comet name goes up with the XIX ème century. It comes from the archaeologists who saw it like a satellite of the “temple of the sun”, as they called Brodgar at the time.

Orcades_326 A study proposes that this name comes from the old language of the Orkneys. The stone would have been called Cummistane, “stone of the monticule”. As much of cairns are in its entourage, the Vikings naming them “kuml”, the remainder would have followed.

Orcades_327This stone still releases a little energy. I wait to have time to devote me to the complete study of the cosmo-telluric currents of the center megalithic of the Orkneys. Perhaps at the end of the study, an explanation to all celà?