thunderstone

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thun·der·stone

 (thŭn′dər-stōn′)
n.
1. Any of various mineral concretions, such as a belemnite, formerly supposed to be thunderbolts.
2. Archaic A flash of lightning conceived as a stone; a thunderbolt.

thunderstone

(ˈθʌndəˌstəʊn)
n
1. (Archaeology) a long tapering stone, fossil, or similar object, formerly thought to be a thunderbolt
2. an archaic word for thunderbolt
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Barton 2012 Reading human activity in the landscape: stone and thunderstones in the Kelabit Highlands, Sarawak.
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According to the descriptions from Estonian folklore archives, also strike-a-lights or just regular round and extremely smooth stones have been called thunderstones. It was believed that you had to look for a thunderbolt in a place where lightning had struck and if you found it, you would be lucky in everything that you did.
At this point I cannot go more deeply into the intriguing problem, and have to ask at which point these Stone Age artefacts were regarded as thunderstones. The belief cannot have formed before their production for a practical reason had ceased for good.
But even if the antiquarians had explained the origin of thunderstones by the 19th century, common people only acknowledged it during the next, 20th century.
Thunderstones and Shooting Stars: The Meaning of Meteorites.
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