Of the statues I saw, most weren't even a bit scary and I suspect that older kids would love this easy hike. I'm also thinking that perhaps a better name for the Witches Hill would actually be Folklore Hill, as many of the carvings seemed to follow a Lithuanian story about Neringa.
Let's talk Lithuanian folklore! The story goes that Neringa (also a popular Lithuanian girl's name) was a beautiful giant that lived on the Lithuanian coast. To save the Lithuanian people from a dragon named Naglis that she didn't want to marry, Neringa made the Lithuanian portion of the Curonian Spit by creating a barrier of sand. Naglis is also depicted in carvings on the Witches Hill.
A variation of the creation myth of the Curonian Spit explains that Neringa, the beautiful and beloved giant girl with long braids, piled up sand to prevent a flood from destroying the Lithuanian coast.
I'm really into folklore (incorporated it into my Botany PhD studies!), so I'd LOVE to get my hands on an English version of the story. I'll have to dust off my Lithuanian library card and see if I can find one! I'll keep you posted.
http://walkingdotphotography.com/a-whimsical-story-of-unrequited-love-and-a-sea-dragon/ *read the comment too!
Do you guys like folklore? Any cool stories from your area?