Norse - Gudme
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Vikings – Neil Oliver
Gudme was a focal point for trade, the people there were also engaged in some kind of religious activity.
The archaeologists recovered human figures stamped into gold foil – items normally found on sites related to pagan worship. The evidence is slight, but suggestive of a ruling group – perhaps a chief and his family controlling not just luxury imports and exports but also the spiritual well-being of the surrounding population.
It is also tempting to suggest that power was now hereditary, passing from parent to child, so that we can see the seeds of ruling dynasties – families retaining control down the generations.
Gudme, after all, means ‘gods home’.