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    Meaning of 'Sverd I Fjell'?

    What is the meaning of 'Sverd i fjell'?

    http://www.google.co.uk/images?q=Sve...w=1229&bih=526



    I am led to belie that it is Sverd i fjell (English: Swords in Rock) - a monument in Hafrsfjord, Norway. Three large swords stand on the hill as a memory to the Battle of Hafrsfjord in year 872, when King Harald Fairhair gathered all of Norway under one crown.

    Is it heathen or Christian dogfilth?

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    Well, Norway wasn't Christianized untill the 11th century, but the monuments themselves were raised in the 20th century.

    In any case, I would rather call it 'imperialistic' than 'heathen'.

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    "These swords at Hafrsfjord in Norway were cast in Milano in 1982-3 and designed by Norsk stonemason Fritz Roed. They were set up in Mollebukta in Hafrsfjord in 1983 and welded in place and together by me- Harry Derek Landers to stand as a symbol of peace. The moument is a reminder of the Riks-samlingen of all the tribes of war in 872 AD. Here was Norway made into one kingdom, with one King."

    That is quoted from the back of the family tree book Harry gave me.

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