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Witches' Cliff, Ape, Latvia, Raganu klintis, Vaidava (upe), Ape, Alūksnes novads, Smilšakmens atsegumi

Witches' Cliff, Ape, Latvia

Code: A-375-18-AP
Author: Aija Pastare
Photo taken on October 15, 2018
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25.4 x 16.93 cm / 300 dpi
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32.92 x 21.95 cm / 300 dpi
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50.8 x 33.87 cm / 300 dpi
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Location
State: Latvia
Region: Vidzeme
Town: Ape

Other references to the location
In the meander of the left bank of the Vaidava River, in Ape between Pasta Street and the cemetery

Coordinates
lat=57.540321352101, lon=26.70777922117
57° 32' 25" N, 26° 42' 28" E

Description
On the left bank of the Vaidava River, 8-10 m high, up to 100 m long sandstone detritions have formed — the Witches' Cliffs (Raganu klintis). In their lower part the river stream has eroded small niches. In the nearby surroundings there are many weird nature objects: the Werewolf's Pine-Tree and the Twin-Pine-Trees, the Witches' Broom, the Witches' Circles, the Witches' Bones, etc. (Tourism Development State Agency, 2012b). A gathering place of local significance. Already back in 1924, E. Kurce included it together with the two springs flowing out of it into the list of Latvian cult sites, and J. Urtāns shared this opinion later on (1977).

Narrative
Witches' activities are mainly related to the cliff called the Witches' Cliff and the springs flowing out at its foot. In tales the witches appear not as real women, witches, but as evil spirits that are more related to the springs. In the folklore of Northern Vidzeme the witches' relationship to caves has not been established, thus the Witches' Cliffs (Witches' Hill) are to be seen as a mythological site rather than the caves.
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Witches' Cliff, Ape, Latvia

Code: A-375-18-AP
Author: Aija Pastare
Photo taken on October 15, 2018
S 2000 x 1333 px
2.97 MB
M 3000 x 2000 px
25.4 x 16.93 cm / 300 dpi
L 3888 x 2592 px
32.92 x 21.95 cm / 300 dpi
10.9 MB
XL 6000 x 4000 px
50.8 x 33.87 cm / 300 dpi
21.4 MB
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