Baetulus B[ae]"tu*lus, n.; pl. {B[ae]tuli}. [L., fr. Gr. bai`tylos a sacred meteorite.] (Antiq.) A meteorite, or similar rude stone artificially shaped, held sacred or worshiped as of divine origin. [1913 Webster]

All the evidence goes to prove that these menhirs are b[ae]tuli, i. e., traditional and elementary images of the deity. --I. Gonino (Perrot & Chipiez). [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Steinkult — und Steinverehrung (Litholatrie) waren in der Antike weit verbreitet. Möglicherweise galten Steine schon in der Jungsteinzeit als Repräsentanten von Gottheiten und waren somit Kultsteine.[1] In diesem Sinne deuten manche Forscher auch die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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