|The Devil's Stone, discussed below.|
I don't even have a picture of Saint Dominator; a google image search comes up with Saint Martha the Dominator, who is someone else entirely and seems to be misunderstood by many people. She'll be discussed more on July 29. For now, it must suffice to say that she is popular in hoodoo, voodoo, and rootwork. Probably Santeria too, but I don't know. I don't practice Santeria, I ain't got no crystal ball...
|Turning the Stone|
Okay, this post feels a little light, so let's talk about the Devil's Stone in Shebbear, Devon (UK). You probably remember (Remember, remember, the fifth of November) that it is Guy Fawkes Day, when Brits have some fun celebrating the thwarting of a terrorist plot by burning things, including effigies of the said terrorist. In Shebbear, however, they continue what some of them claim is the oldest folk tradition in Europe: turning the Devil's Stone.
|The Stone, turned.|
The high point of the ritual, after ringing the bells in St. Lawrence's Church to wake the Devil and then turning the rock, is no doubt going to the Devil's Stone Inn for a pint or two.