The Boulder of Høvængestenen

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This big boulder of Høvængestenen is also known as Dødemosestenen and Dødsmosestenen. It is found near Øster Ulslev. It is located right next to the road. It is the second largest stone in Denmark.

Location: Høvængevej 12, Øster Ulslev - just across the road from the house.
GPS: 54.667241, 11.615737

Size: 4,5 metres high, 7 metres wide and 9 meters long. It has a circumference of 25,3 metres. Estimate weight 737/400 tons.

Meaning of the name: Named after the area; Hay-field-stone. The name Dødemosestenen refers to a nearby bog: "Death-bog", which now have been drained.

Material: Småland's granite.

Origin: Småland, Sweden.

Legend: It is said to be thrown by trolls from west towards Nysted, but was so huge that it didn't reached all the way.
The second legend tells that some creatures called "højfolket" have retrieved the stone from the bottom of Maribo Lake. They buried their gold and silver underneath, before they left Lolland.
It is also said that the stone turning when it smells like fresh bread.