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.

6 comments:

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.

Greetings,
Filip

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!