Ale Stenar: The Sundial Of The Vikings
Ale Stenar: The Sundial Of The Vikings Kaseberga Reviews
ale stenar: the sundial of the vikings Oct 21, 2007
there were alot of debates about these strange stones lying in the cliffs above the small town of kåseberga, in the south of sweden, the region called skåne län.
scholars believe that it was the grave of the king ale, but an astronomer by the name of mr. bob lind argued that it was not, because viking burial grounds are made of mound like the viking ruins in jelling, denmark and these stones is a special measuring device, to know the sun's movement in the heavens. after battling through many years and labeled as a pseudo-scientist, his theory won.
i copied some texts from mr. bob lind:
On the schematic outline of Ales stenar solar calendar we can follow the sun´s most important rises and sets by the Ales stenar calendar´s horizon, over and on the calendar´s 32 marked sunrocks, which correspond to a dualistic day- and seasonbound opposing relationships. The differences between the opposing sunrock´s calendartime are always 6 months and 12 (day)hours. One has divided the solar year into 12 solar months with 30 days in everyh fourth year in the month on the sungod.
In that way Ales stenar solar year calendar corresponds to the calendar with which the old Egyptians calculated their time 4000-5000 years ago, but contrary to this the Ale with its firmly founded sunrocks was completely sunbound. The ancient Zodiac´s star constellations also correspond to the Ales stenar calendar. The turn of the monts are completely identical to the monthly times for the sun´s seeming entrance into the different star constellations during a solar year.
In these star constellations (the Zodiac), the leading gods of the Babylonian starwatcherswere belived to have their dwellings, and these beliefs were probably also shared by the people in Scandianvia. All of the nordic numbersymbolic star constellation mythology (according to the Edda poem "Grimnismal"), is also represented in the Ales stenar calendar. And furthermore: The well-known icelandic solar year calendar from the Viking Age also entirely corresponds to the Ales stenar calendar, which clearly shows that the nordic chronology has ancient traditions.
On the tallest and most important stone of the sunship the symbol of the sun has been carved. At the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, the sun sets over this stone. According to Nordic myhology the sun-god Heimdall was the guardian of time and sanctuaries (Als). Heimdall lived in the mountains in heaven, next to Bifrost, i.e. the Milky Way. The sun-god’s by-name was Hallinskide, ”the staff leaning towards the north”.
you can read more about ale stenar and mr. bob lind's explanations at www.alesstenar.com
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