The monolith is approximately 2.5 metres high and roughly hewed. Only 1.6 m still stand above ground and the upper part of the monolith is partially damaged. There is a stylised human image carved on both sides.
It is an anthropomorphic image with widely spread arms, erect penis and with a crown of sun rays.
In this the image from the Krkava stone resembles the “Lion man” stone from Armagh in Ireland.
I wrote about this stone and its link with the Slavic Triglav worship in my post about Radegast.
The surface of the two images shows different treatment and the reliefs were probably made in two if not even three phases.
The locals say that the stone once had three heads carved on its top which are now missing. Some say that it was only one head with three faces. Maybe like this one from Ireland:
This is why the stone is called Troglav, Triglav, the Three headed one. This Triglav is the the old European Trinity, Sun, Fire, Thunder, the three in one, the one which is three, the Trinity known in India as Trimurti. I wrote about Triglav worship in Serbian tradition in my post about Triglav.
Archaeologists Pleterski and Puhar have proposed that the stone is part of a large spatial alignment. The stone and the four surrounding churches form perfect Latin Cross.
The so called “Latin cross” is actually the symbol of the old Triglav trinity, which is first found in cruciform tumuluses in Ireland which were built in the 4th millennium bc. Like for instance Newgrange tumulus.
I believe that these cruciform tumuluses were temples dedicated to the worship of Triglav, which was in Ireland known as Crom Dubh and in Serbia as Hromi Daba. I wrote about Crom Dubh – Hromi Daba – Grom Div – Triglav link in my post entitled “How old is Crom Dubh?“.
The churches are all linked to the stone with well trodden paths once used for annual processions. Local legends say that the churches were deliberately build like this around the stone so that they would “destroy the devil’s power residing in the stone”. But they were probably built on top of the old holy places which with the Triglav stone once formed the larger holy landscape dedicated to the celebration of Triglav, the old Trinity.
You can read detailed study of the stone written by Jana Puhar and Andrej Pleterski in Slovenian here.