The sun was sinking, and threw the shadow of the menhir, enlarged to a monstrous size, across her path.
Two steps took me to the menhir, and I drew my seax that I might do as he asked me.
And I saw that in a flash, even as he reeled back from the menhir and staggered.
She feared the menhir no longer: its power over her was gone.
They it was who, ages ago, raised the huge stones of the menhir and dolmen, and hid beneath them untold hoards of treasure.
The menhir is known as the Old Man, probably from houl mæn, a sun stone.
The menhir du Champ Dolent sinks an inch every hundred years.
Thus it is believed in many localities that a "menhir" in the neighbourhood turns on its axis at midnight.
The largest known is the menhir of Locmariaquer in Morbihan, now fallen and broken.
On Peter Tavy Moor is a fine circle of upright stones, and a menhir.
"upright monumental stone," 1834, literally "long stone," from French menhir (19c.), from Breton men "stone" + hir "long," from PIE *se-ro-, from root *se- "long, late" (see soiree). Cognate with Welsh maen hir, Cornish medn hir.