This paper addresses a category of archaeological remains
or monuments called “field labyrinths”. These monuments
are often described as “mysterious” monuments since little is
known about when or why they were created, and what their
inherent meaning is or was. Although they seem to have been
connected to ritual, cult and superstition, older Scandinavian
written sources say nothing about their existence. I will try to
shed light on some of these mysteries through a discussion
of certain aspects of the labyrinths, focusing on the Swedish
ones made of stone.
Anders Andrén, Kristina Jennbert & Catharina Raudvere (eds). Old Norse Religion in Long Term Perspectives: Origins, Changes, and Interactions. An international conference in Lund, Sweden, June 3–7, 2004. Nordic Academic Press. Lund.
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