Drie on the Veluwe in the Netherlands
a holy place of the goddess
The holy place of the goddess at Drie,
is getting more and more attention
from spiritual people.
Since the little temple of the goddess has been
used for many years as part of the Boshuis restaurant,
many tourists come to visit this remarkable place.
The ancient temple, now part of the Boshuis restaurant,
is very near the Solse Gat,
another place deep in the woods
where the goddess also has been honored
for several thousands of years.
The same Irish missionaries who settled
at the holy place of Heiloo in about 700 AD
to destroy the temple of the goddess,
also went to Drie for that same purpose.
Almost in the same year as they built
the first chapel of Heiloo,
they also built their little church
in the holy place of Drie.
The little chapel is integrated since 1765
into a farmhouse, now the Boshuis restaurant
deep in the woods of the Veluwe, Netherlands
at the tiny village of Drie.
The building date of the original chapel
is dating from about 800 AD.
Very likely the chapel has been renewed since that time.
The two windows on the side give
the length of the original building.
Inside is an ending wall next to the second window.
At this place believers came into the chapel
for about a thousand years, until
the pilgrimage stopped forever
and the farmhouse was added to the chapel.
In my opinion, the goddess in this chapel
has been honored
in the aspect of Maria, or maybe as the
so-called Nootgod-trinity Anna, Maria, Child,
in the same way as in Heiloo
the virgin with child is being honored
as a remnant of the goddess religion.
Before the chapel was rebuild in 800 AD
by the Irish missionaries,
the goddess was also honored
in the male aspect of the Sun, which is Amen or also Sol.
The two pillars at the corners of the chapel
seem to be real old remnants of the original building.
The villagers of Drie have knowledge of a legend
about a religious building with monks
dressed in white clothes being destroyed as a punishment.
I think that the monks in the legend were really druids
dressed in white. So in my opinion,
this ancient local legend says something
about the Irish missionaries, who destroyed the holy place
of the goddess and killed the druids at that time.
About the Solse Gat, nearby this holy place of Drie:
See also the Solsche Gat, a holy place of old.
See also the ancient place of the Goddess at Heiloo.
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Updated July 21, 2011
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