Friday, August 17, 2012

stone totems

This is a post from my multiply site. After receiving a notice that all my posts will be deleted, I decided to back-up.

For the Greeks, offering stones on graves is a sign of affection...

Back in the year 2005 (i think), we went mountain climbing in the vast mountains of Tamayong. It is one of the highland entries to Mt. Apo. We also river trekked to Tres Marias falls and more other falls of which I forgot (tsk3x). I remember passing through a lot of piled stones along the way. I was curious enough to ask about it. According to my friend, it means that someone has passed by the same direction we are passing. Each passer, would place a stone on top as a sign of safety.