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Djáknadys

According to legend the mound marks the spot where the pastor of Háls and the deacon of Hamar fought to the death. Both were buried at the site, and that is the origin of the name Djáknadys (Deacon’s Burial Mound). Tradition requires every traveller, on first passing by Djáknadys, must throw a pebble or stone onto the mound: one for him/herself, and one for every horse or dog accompanying them. If they fail to do so they will lose their way. Another version of the tradition is that travellers must place three stones on the mound. An old verse on the subject says:

To quickly dismount

and fling a stone

over the aged deacon

brings good fortune along the road.

Please treat this protected heritage site with respect and care. Do not remove stones from the mound and do not dispose of refuse under stones. 

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