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One of the best known megalithic structures in Britain, ‘Men-An-Tol’ means ‘holed stone’ and looks like the figures ‘101’ from a certain angle. Its true purpose remains a mystery | St Ives, Cornwall

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Ravens are often confused with crows. Ravens live here, and are a part of the magic of the connections with nature at this place.

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meaning on pict stones fall into three distinct groups. The second group is made up of real or mythical creatures. The real creatures are those which the past were native to Scotland, such as snakes, eagles, wolves and bears. But the most common animal symbol is a strange creature bearing a pointed snout, curling antennae and curved, fin-like limbs, which is known as the 'Pictish beast'.

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Chrysocolla, with associations of tranquility, peace, intuition, patience and unconditional love, is known as a healing stone among Native American cultures where it has been used to strengthen the body's resistance to illness and emotional duress. It has also been used traditionally to bring about calm feelings where there is upset and can be used to purify a place or restore balance to a person.

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Pictures of the day: 5 September 2012

A herd of wild Camargue horses gallop through the waves at the Camargue Nature Park near Arles, France Picture: Marco Carmassi/Solent

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