White Quartz

White Quartz

In the Isle of Man, white quartz pebbles were put into Bronze Age graves and this continued up to the 17th century. If rubbed together, even under water, they give out a luminous glow, which may account for their sepulchral use.


(photo http://bit.ly/1fyhw8U; text Manx Calendar & Customs (1942) by Cyril Ingram Paton)

Bernadette Weyde

Bernadette Weyde

I'm a web designer, amateur historian and keen gardener and I enjoy bringing Manx history, folklore and poetry to a modern audience.


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