5Grinsell, Leslie V. Folklore of Prehistoric Sites in Britain. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1976. 18.
According To Stuart Piggott, "It is also possible that the association of the far more ancient stone circle with the more familiar and more recent Celtic calendar ritual was a way for the Elizabethan English to subjugate something wild, something that represented a darker unknown: that of the “frontier antagonist.” As Margaret Hodgen wrote, “…the epithets used to describe the folk on Britain’s Celtic border were interchangeable with those applied to the Negroes in Africa or to the Indians across the Atlantic. While sovereigns of the realm were struggling to pacify the tribal Celts, and the Puritan colonists in North America were wrestling with the Red Indian for his soul and his land, all frontier antagonists looked more or less alike.” (Piggott, Stuart. Ruins in a Landscape: Essays in Antiquarianism. Edinburgh: UP, 1976. 65.)