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Prehistoric Swedish dildo - or is it a tool?


A dig in Motala (Sweden) recently turned up a carved antler bone that bears a strong resemblance to an erect penis. The phallic object is 10.5cm long and 2cm in diameter... continues...
goffik Posted by goffik
27th July 2010ce

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In many parts of Sweden, these cup-marked boulders are known as elf-stenar, and are still believed by the common people to possess curative powers. They say prayers, and make vows at them, anoint the cups with fat (usually hog's lard), place offerings of pins and small copper coins in them, and when they are sick, they make small dolls or images of rags, to be laid in them. These facts are stated in the Manadsblad of the Swedish Academy of Science. Miss Mestorf, as quoted by Mr. Rau, is more explicit:-

"The elfs are the souls of the dead; they frequently dwell in or below stones, and stand in various relations to the living. If their quiet is disturbed, or their dwelling-place desecrated, or if due respect is not paid to them, they will revenge themselves by afflicting the perpetrators with diseases or other misfortunes. For this reason, people take care to secure the favour of the "little ones" by sacrifices, or to pacify them when offended. Their claims are very modest: a little butter or grease, a copper coin, a flower, or ribbon, will satisfy them. If they have inflicted disease, some object worn by the sick person, such as a pin, or button, will reconcile them.

A Swedish proprietor of an estate in Uppland, who had caused an elf-stone to be transported to his park, found, a few days afterwards, small sacrificial gifts lying in the cups. in the Stockholm Museum are preserved rag dolls, which had been found upon an elf-stone."
In Nature v26 (1882).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
27th September 2012ce

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Swedish National Heritage Board Fornsök


An english description of this search facility: http://www.raa.se/cms/fornsok/about_fornsok.html

The interface is only in swedish. «Län» and «Landskap» makes it possible to select geographical locations.
Posted by Vragebugten
28th July 2009ce

Swedish National Heritage Board's photographic database


The link is a search for «Stenkrets» (i.e Stonecircle) in The Swedish National Heritage Board's photographic database.
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26th June 2009ce

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Gladsax 8:1 (Passage Grave) — Fieldnotes

400m north of http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/18310/gladsax_91.html and clearly visible from it .
The passage ,at 136 degrees , is one of the few with a possible winter solstice sunrise alignment .
The capstone has 11 ships ,animal figures and 90 cup marks .
Finds included a large amount of ceramic, flint fragments, 5 amber pearls, 3 arrows , 2 pins and a slate pendant.
tiompan Posted by tiompan
31st July 2017ce

Gladsax 8:1 (Passage Grave) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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31st July 2017ce

Lunnabjär aka Borrby 3:1 (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Fieldnotes

A group of nine Bronze Age barrows and five urn graves discovered in 1934 and recently cleared .
Finds were human remains , bronze knives tweezers and a tutulus (circular bronze ornament with projecting central point , associated with female burials e.g. Egtved girl . See :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5SwWPu2So8&feature=player_embedded#! )
tiompan Posted by tiompan
23rd July 2017ce

Lunnabjär aka Borrby 3:1 (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images

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