Hag stones also called Witch Stones, Adder Stones, Snake Eggs, Hex Stones, Fairy Stones, Holy Stones, Holeys, and Eye Stones are basically any type of rock with a naturally formed hole in. Often they are found near bodies of water such as shorelines and riverbeds. The reason they are so wanted after and valuable is because it’s common belief that magick cannot work on moving water, and since the holes in hag stones are made by the force of water, that the stones retain water’s beneficial influence. Thus creating a powerful amulet, and the more you tie or place together the more powerful the protection.
Other uses for the stones are as a defence against snake bites and if tied onto a bedpost could also be used for a fertility boost. Additionally, hag stones are called "Odin stones," which is most likely an homage to the large Orkney Island structure. According to legends , this monolith has played a large role in island courtship and wedding rituals in which a woman and man stood on either side of the stone and "took hold of each other's right hand through the hole, and there swore to be constant and faithful to each other."
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