Mokas

Mokas

A giant stone called Mokas rests on the forest moss, near the River Šventoji. Hundred years ago, a miller wanted to make a millstone out of Mokas. He hired stone-breakers, but as soon as they started to smash the stone, blood began to flow from it, and the stone-breakers became blind. Since then, no one is trying to move Mokas anymore. He was left alone to rest.
And how did Mokas came to this place?
A few thousand years ago, when the stones were still able to walk, Mokas had a wife, son, and daughter. They all lived in a small village across the River Šventoji. They were all very slow and clumsy, so village children loved to make fun of them, climb on them, play and beat them. Mokas hated that, and he decided to cross the river with his family to look for a quieter place. Mokas and his son crossed the river, but his wife and daughter got into a great stream and drowned. People heard for nine days shouting: „Help!“
Mokas replied: „I’m afraid.“
Since then, Mokas has been resting on the forest floor, longing for his wife and daughter. Sometimes, when you touch the stone, you can feel its cold tears.