Point of interest
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch

The Witch Stone on Lüsgen

This table-like stone covered with nine rubbed pits or shell like hollows, which served according Paul Heldner (local historian and crest artist and expert) religious purposes. It should have been offered sacrifices to the Roman moon goddess Luna, respectively the Greek moon goddess Selene. These offerings consisted primarily of food, including animals, as well as jewellery and coins. The former Druid priestesses were demoted in the Christian era to witches, hence the name Witch stone.