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The Lia Fáil (Stone of Destiny) atop the Hill of Tara, Ireland

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The Lia Fáil (Stone of Destiny) atop the Hill of Tara, County Meath. CC BY Germán Póo-Caamaño via Wikimedia Commons.

I wonder if the rays are original or a later addition.

Wikipedia says:

It served as the coronation stone for the High Kings of Ireland. It is also known as the Coronation Stone of Tara. In legend, all of the kings of Ireland were crowned on the stone up to Muirchertach mac Ercae c. AD 500.

Sacredland.org says:

Tens of centuries ago, amid Ireland’s iconic green, rolling landscape, the kings of Ireland were anointed on a hill of tremendous importance—a place where spirituality met with royalty, and mythical traditions began. The Hill of Tara, one of the most revered spiritual sites in Ireland, is a place where druids held festivals, priestesses were trained and shaman’s rites were performed. Dating back to about 4000 B.C., Tara’s importance to the Irish has withstood the test of time, and has remained a place of political and spiritual significance to pre-Christian and Christian Irish society alike.

Nineteenth century plan of the Hill of Tara based on a survey of the site and historical records. PD from the book William Frederick Wakeman (d. 1900) - Wakeman's handbook of Irish antiquities (1903). p. 166. Available at archive.org.

Nineteenth century plan of the Hill of Tara based on a survey of the site and historical records. PD from the book William Frederick Wakeman (d. 1900) – Wakeman’s handbook of Irish antiquities (1903). p. 166. Available at archive.org.

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