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Norse - Gudme

Identifier

017161

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

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’.

 

 

The source of the experience

Norse

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Egg
Map of the Egg

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Commonsteps

References