Another interesting fact about Stonehenge is that it is built at the precise point where 6 ley lines intersect. Ley lines are theoretical lines of magnetic or spiritual power that crisscross all over the globe. Whether or not this is true, we did feel an air of mystery and majesty about Stonehenge.
England has handreds of stone circles, but Stonehenge (literally means "hanging stones") is unique because it's the only one with horizontal cross pieces called lintels, and it's the only one with monoliths that have been shaped into rectangular pillars. These stones were found in the ground over 90 miles away and dragged through dense forrest to the site before the use of wheels in Britain. The function on Stonehenge is a source of scholary debate. Some believe it is monumental gravestone for ritual burial, while others argue it's a celestial calendar to track the summer and winter solstices. Early societies may have used it to know when to plant, harvest and give thanks to the gods. Today modern pagans use it to worship the Beltane fires but this was not the original purpose.