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Abavmuiza cross stone

Picture by G. Pavils, July 2002

Coordinates: N 57°05'59,3" E 21°53'32,0"

Location: Ventspils district, Zlekas municipality, 180 m NE from Abavmuiza, 30 m W from the road, in abandoned Abavmuiza cemetery;

Description: Legend tells: earlier in the cemetery there was heard cry of child. Local people called for a priest to come. Priest ordered to erect a stone in cemetery, he prayed and cut a cross in it. But only after 9 prayers and 9 crosses the cry stopped. (In reality the number of crosses is higher - at least 13).

Picture by A. Pundurs, May 2001

Picture by G. Pavils, July 2002

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