seen it yet my selves, and the photos
are nicked from Kulturarv.dk.
This big boulder of Sejlstenen
or Sælstenen is
found along the beach next to the little
village of Pillemark on Samsø. It is 80
metres north of the point where Bækvejen
meets the beach.
Bækvejen west end, 8305 Samsø.
GPS: 55°49'14.4"N 10°31'34.2"E
metres high, 2,8 metres wide and 3,6 meters
Meaning of the
name: Sailing rock, hence the legend
holy man came sailing as a corpse on the
Sail Stone, and hence the name Sail
Stone was to come. The legends are
interwoven with legends about Else Made
Source and about the holy man. A holy
man came to the island and began to
preach the new faith. His pagan
opponents shamelessly baptized in the
holy fountain, but then declared that
now they would baptize the missionary in
salt water and dip him in the sea up and
down until he drowned. Then they laid
him on the beach with a cross on his
chest. He was later buried at Onsbjerg
Church, and here his cross is hung on
the northern cross wall with an
inscription from 1590.