British Folklore
Fairy Lore & Prehistoric Sites in Britain
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The Hurlers

The Hurlers

The expansive and grand stone circles on the eastern edge of Bodmin Moor are called The Hurlers.  The legend attached to them claims that men from two parishes broke the sabbath day playing the Cornish national sport hurling and because it was on the holy day, were punished by being turned into stone where they stood.

The common conceit that the stones were uncountable is attached to these stones as well, and as legend tells, only a man who took many penny loaves out and placed each one on each stone was anyone ever able to riddle out how many there were.