There is another possibility with all this…
If the construction of the ‘wonder-hills’
were undertaken as rituals
then, mythologically speaking
the ‘day’ would have been regarded
as re-created which means actually, created,
because that is precisely what ritual is designed to do.
The ruse reiterations in the myths attached
to these constructions still read
and sound like ritual rubrics.
Which, in and of itself, is quite amazing.
‘A night and a day is for all time
for what is all time made up of
if not nights and days?’
Incidentally, this sounds more like it refers
to the mound at Knowth, which measures,
or ‘creates’, nights and days of equal length,
rather than New Grange, and if it does so refer,
it would clear up the discrepancy in ‘the threes’ we noted earlier.
In this scenario then, the construction
of New Grange itself would have
to have been accomplished in just nine months.
A start date for construction
of the spring equinox
would give the requisite finish date.
Current archaeological estimates of construction times
for such monuments runs into many years
rather than a mere matter of months.
So, what kind of people could
build such a monument in nine months flat?
Very big people
could do it in that time span.
‘Giant’s Chair’ – Castlerigg, Cumbria.