The Devil’s Stone

In Cologne, the veneration of the Three Kings continued to grow. This annoyed the devil in such a way that he swore to destroy the Shrine of the Three Kings. He sought out a heavy stone, aimed it through the roof of the Cathedral onto the Shrine and let it drop. However, God prevented this sacrilege by making the Shrine move back towards the wall. In this way, the shrine survived. The stone and the scratches left on it by the devil’s claws are still visible today.

 

Source: https://www.koelner-dom.de/ (Status: 24/08/2018), "The Teufelsstein"

 

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