The Boulder of Halkevadstenen

HALKEVADSTENEN

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This big boulder of Halkevadstenen is found in a little forest among other memorial rocks. It was found in the creek Lindeså, and might been part of an ancient pavement of the crossing.
In 1881, the locals had collected DKK 1,000, and with the help of volunteers, the stone was moved to its current location and erected in memory of the Constitution and its donor. It was engraved: "Folkets lyst gav styrke til min rejsning. Den 9. juni 1881" - The desire of the people gave strength to my erection. June 9, 1881.
Later, other rather dubious memorials have been added on the boulder, and a lion on the top.

Location: Slagelsevej 23, 4300 Slagelse - and on the other side of the road in the little forest.
GPS: 55°19'55.0"N 11°23'27.0"E    55.331944, 11.390833

Size: 2,9 metres high, 2,3 metres wide, 3,2 in diagonally and 2,9 meters long. It is 7,9 metres in circumference.

Meaning of the name: Halkevad was where Halke crossed the creek, when he went towards Sigersted. Or was it just slippery: Halke is an ancient word for slippery, while vas is a river crossing.

Material: Grey Granite.

Origin: ?

Legend: It was thrown by the troll Etben after a man who had robbed his goblet, which later became an altar goblet in Flakkebjerg Church.
Or: A troll from Funen threw it at the priest in Flakkebjerg, whom he was angry at.
It cannot be blasted or split. It turns when it smells of freshly baked bread.