I had been looking for this place for quite a while as I’ve read about the carvings in a book from the early 20th century.
This is a bronze age burial mound , on top of it is a rock with feet carvings.
The symbol of the foot is often found in connection with a female figure – suggesting a connection. Some scholars have even proposed that the foot is a symbol of the ancient goddess Nerthus (mentioned by the Roman historian Tacitus in the first century AD in his famous work “Germania” where he met with the remote Suebi tribes.
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.
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”
Smygehuk is a harbour and fishing village near Trelleborg in Skåne, Sweden. It’s most known for being the southernmost point of Sweden and the Scandinavian Peninsula (55° 20′ N).
Köpmansmagasinet (the 19th century warehouse)
During the Napoleonic wars, Köpmansmagasinet is said to have acted as a reloading site for smuggled goods. Today, the building houses a tourist office and art and handicraft exhibitions. Art installations are displayed outside the warehouse, which also hosts music and theatre performances. The most southerly traditional music festival in Sweden is held here each summer.
Our Selkirk Rex female Daisy.
Continuing my viking-themed photos.