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Ockfener Bockstein

See below Bockstein,

Single location in the municipality Ockfen (area Saar) in the German growing area Moselle, Finds point to viticulture in Roman times. About the origin of the name "Ockfener Bockstein" there are two interpretations. The first goes back to the Billy Goat, whose fertility and procreative power are a symbol of Dionysus cult was. Since Billy goats often caused considerable damage in vineyards, they were sacrificed to the god during the so-called Dionysia...

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