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House marks

March 31, 2013 Leave a comment

Before literacy was wide spread, the use of house marks was common, resembling runes these marks were often used on houses. These were found on one of the pillars inside a medieval pigrimage church in Scania, near the church is a sacred spring believed to be from the pre-christian, pagan time – thus this has been a site of religious importance for a very long time.

house marks

house marks

Homeland

March 13, 2013 Leave a comment
Homeland

Homeland

Hooded girl with flower

July 23, 2012 Leave a comment
hooded girl with flower

hooded girl with flower

runic spiral

July 12, 2010 Leave a comment
runic spiral

runic spiral

Runestone, Fuglie, Sweden

June 15, 2010 Leave a comment

The runic inscription reads “Eyndr reisti stein þenna eptir Auða, bróður sinn, hann varð dauðr á Gotlandi. Guð hjalpi hans sálu” or “Önd raised this stone after Önde, his brother, who found death on Gotland, God help his soul” 

 

(Fuglie 1) Runestone, Fuglie, Sweden

(Fuglie 1) Runestone, Fuglie, Sweden

 

 

Filling in runic inscriptions

August 4, 2009 Leave a comment
Filling in runic inscriptions

Filling in runic inscriptions

Old Norse Runestones and more Windmills

September 16, 2008 2 comments

Today I made a local mini-expedition – aiming to get a few photos for this blog. Here are the results:

I read today that there are about 150 remaining Windmills in Scania , here are two of them; (in addition to the three I shot a while ago).

Stubbamöllan (d. 1682) , Södra Åby, Scania

Stubbamöllan (d. 1682) , Södra Åby, Skåne

 

Skivarps Mölla (d. 1850), Skåne

Skivarps Mölla (d. 1850), Skåne

Also I paid a visit to Tullstorp , where this 11th century runestone is located, the inscription reads: “Kleppir/Glippir ok Ása reistu kuml þessi eptir Ulf” (Kleppir/Glippir and Ása raised this monument in memory of Ulfr.)

Runestone at Tullstorp, Skåne

Runestone at Tullstorp, Skåne

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