Näe ja koe GEOKOHTEET Kolmiköytinen rock painting

Experience the ritual journey of the Rock Painting

The Kolmiköytinen rock painting dates to 4,700-3,700 years ago during the period following the Greater Saimaa stage. The rock consists of granodiorite formed 1,880 million years ago and is intersected by younger granite pegmatite dikes. There is a Saimaa Geopark sign at the parking area. Another sign is on the shore, near the rock painting.

From the parking space a path leads to the shore and to the rock painting.

It has been speculated that some rock paintings depict ritual journeys in which a witch falls into a trance with the help of some spirit animal. A person who has changed or is becoming a snake from his lower body can be distinguished from the Kolmiköytinen rock painting. Read about a ritual journey from the story The Witch made in the Rural Explorer project (Story: Pekka Vartiainen Translation: Annira Silver).

Image: Veera Hakkarainen


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