Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Something for the garden

Two Vikings Made This

Something for the garden

Do you have a runic inscription from the Viking Era in your garden? I guess not. But here is one. You will find it on a hill side called Spångaberget in the old Tyresta village. Today this is part of the national park, but as there's a working farm here, a few people live in the old farm buildings. The runic inscription reads: "far(e)biarn : lit : hagua : stain : et : haulf : sun * si- : hal(t)an : hiak : runa". In English, Farbjörn had the stone made after Håulv his son, Halvdan cut the runes. The bird at the top of the hill side inscription is a wood grouse, and if you are lucky, you might see one in the forest here at the park. The wood grouse is today used as a symbol on the Haninge coat of arms. The local historical association, where I am a member has two birds on their newish iron gate.


黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

From the Viking Era !!!

Mo said...

I'd love to see these runes

Lola B. said...

It's beautiful.

Filip Demuinck said...

A bit big for our garden. But thanks for the idea.


AL said...

Amazing to have such a piece of history in the garden! I don't think it would sit too well on my small balcony Steffe.

JM said...

What a privilege, this is fantastic!