The Tjangvide Stone

  • Archaeological Mysteries
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

Perhaps one of the earliest forms of Norse (Viking) pictography relating to Their Mythology – The Tjangvide Stone dates to at least the 7th Century AD. Found in 1944, the hand carved and painted stone shows the earliest (found) depictions of The God Odin and various other figures from Mythology.  Other examples of imagery have never been found and The Stone is often seen as a type of ‘’Rosetta Stone’’ for Norse Mythology. In addition, The Stone may have served as a type of Icon for Norse Worship (Pagan) or even a type of pre-Christian Altar Stone.