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|Description ||I sent this image to Rendorosity:
"Our God's name was Ull. He was a god of goodness, peace and fertility. There were no wars and nobody threatened an other man. Before him we had the goddess Skädja. And after Ull we had Frö. They were all good and we lived in peace. But times did change. We had Odin and we had Tor. They were warriors and took us to war. And now..."
|Luther Daylight |
|Is this on the Kings Highway?|
|Bini of Skogsberg |
|This is the biggest 'skeppssättning' which means a king's grave, with secondary graves placed surrounding the central grave. It's dated to late iron age, ie 0 - 400 AD. Which king are you referring to Luther, many kings have passed by here? This site was also used as a place where trials were held in ancient times.|
|Bini of Skogsberg |
|Luther, we're thinking that you might be referring to what we call the 'Eriksgata', which is the route that the kings of Sweden travel as they journey through our country directly after their coronation. You can see the church of Glanshammar in the background on the right, and the little road on the picture is very close to the Eriksgata, locally called Fellingsbro vägen, which actually passes by Skogsberg where we live. The country side around here is literally filled with interesting sites like this. Rune stones abound, at least 40 of them in Närke (our county), one of the more beautiful and impressive ones, the Nasta stone, is only a couple kilometers away. Two or three rune stones were used (Swedes have always been good at recycling) as they built the church of Glanshammar in the 10th century. They can still be seen in the walls of the church, snakes an' all.|
| Are you sure they were snakes and not eels?|
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