Roadside crosses in the Carpathian Basin
Roadside crosses have always been close to me. This is also because they often bear the names of the donors themselves.
The roadside crosses were erected on the land of a family, possibly on the edge of a village along roads. Other times in memory of accidents, disasters, battles and other events. Against natural disasters and damage (eg plague epidemic, fire, flood); for protection, offering, and vows.
It protects crops against disease and pests in the fields. At noon, people working in the fields prayed, ate, and rested. They were made by village craftsmen using raw materials from the surrounding area. If the cross was not placed on a temple or cemetery area (a sacred area), it was often surrounded by a fence to protect these crosses from grazing animals.