Fåberg stone

The Fåberg stone is a runestone located in Fåberg, a village in the Lillehammer municipality in Norway.

Fåberg stone

The Fåberg stone is a runestone located in Fåberg, a village in the Lillehammer municipality in Norway. The runestone dates back to the Viking Age, and it is one of the few surviving runestones in Norway.

The Fåberg stone is made of granite and stands over two meters tall. It is decorated with intricate carvings and inscriptions in the Runic alphabet, which was used by the Vikings to write in Old Norse. The inscriptions on the stone tell the story of a man named Ásbjørn who raised the stone in memory of his father, Eysteinn.

The carvings on the Fåberg stone are of particular interest to scholars and historians because they depict scenes from Norse mythology. For example, one carving shows a man riding a horse with a spear, which is believed to be a depiction of Odin, the chief god in Norse mythology. Another carving shows a serpent or dragon, which is thought to represent the Midgard Serpent, a creature from Norse mythology that is said to encircle the world.

The Fåberg stone is a valuable historical artifact that provides insight into the lives and beliefs of the Vikings. It is also an important part of Norwegian cultural heritage and is protected by law. The stone is open to the public and can be visited by those interested in learning more about Viking history and culture.

  • References

    image via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Runestein_ved_F%C3%A5berg_kirke.JPG

Share

Other places in Norway

Posted 6 months ago
Posted 7 months ago
Posted 9 months ago
Posted 10 months ago
Posted 1 year ago