The Boulder of Bolund

BOLUNDSTENEN

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This big boulder of Bolund Stenen is found outside Roskilde on a meadow. It is named after the 12 meter high moraine hill in the cove.

Location: Frederiksborgvej 404, Roskilde
GPS: 55.700280, 12.108058

Size: 2,7 metres high, 3,2 metres wide and 4,4 meters long. It is 12,9 metres in circumference. The estimate weight is around 37 tons.

Meaning of the name: A grove to live in, referring to the the aria it is found in.

Material: Migmatitic striped gnejss.

Origin: Scandinavia bedrock, unknown location. 

Legend: The legend has it that it was thrown by a sorceress against the Roskilde Cathedral.
It did not get that far and can be seen at the Meadows of Lille Valby.
Another story goes that a witch in anger threw the stone after a troll. The troll got the stone in the head and sank into the ground - and there he is yet. If someone moves the stone, the troll's head again come into view.
Another legend has it that it was thrown after the cathedral of Roskilde by Queen Margrethe I.