petrification

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petrification

[pet′rifikā′shən]
the process of becoming calcified or stonelike.

petrification

the process of mineralization of an organism (fossilization) through saturation by a solution of minerals.
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Among the petrifaction legends, the most common ones are the legends about petrified brides, and you can see "bride rocks" related to them.
Some petrifaction legends are about the rich who overlook the poor or the community, or despite offering oblation, back down.
Listening to legends from someone or reading them in books may not elicit sufficient interest alone, but if they are expressed in terms of the places where they are thought to have occurred, and if one can encounter the related rocks of petrifaction legends, for example, the impact becomes stronger.