GREAT TOMBSPeople have always been fascinated by the traces of the past. Some were very readable - by working in the fields, farmers came across remnants of ancient cemeteries, settlements, even treasures hidden from ages. But some of the traces of the past were hidden by dense forests and wilderness, where mournful tombs, megalithic tombs, and stone circles were silent in silence. Who did own the powerful structures that were found in the uninhabited caverns?
Who could move huge rocks in such outback, build mounds and embankments? Undoubtedly, the giants, formerly inhabiting the Pomeranian land, wishing to bury their rulers worthily. Hünengraben - the tombs of giants, or Hünenbetten - giants beds, so the locals called the mysterious relics of the past. Interestingly, archaeologists sometimes find in these ancient constructions (in fact, tombs, though not giants, some are dated even on the 5th century BC) later traces - in former resting places were laid down in successive centuries and millennia of the next deceased, and interestingly, after the Middle Ages and modern times. Who they were and why they got to the pagan tombs, instead of the churchyard cemetery - it is not known. Do these places still have a sacred character? Or maybe, on the contrary, a few centuries ago were cursed sites in which the bodies of those outside the social margin were assembled - convicts, outcasts, and strangers?
MY LEGEND ABOUT GIGANTS"Placed high, pointing at the sky, covered in moss, hidden among the fields, marshes, and dark forests, they are forgotten by man and inhabited by ghosts of the past. In these wild untended mounds, within the circles of ancient stones, lay kings – rulers of those lands and masters of giants."
O. Knoop, Volkssagen, Erzählungen, Aberglauben, Gebräuche und Märchen: aus dem östlichen Hinterpommern, Posen 1885, p. 66-67.