Fine chariots and a goddess legend
Two amazing chariots emerged when archaeologist Henry Petersen excavated Dejbjerg Vicarage Bog south-east of Ringkøbing in West Jutland. Shortly before the year 0, the Dejbjerg Chariots were first taken apart and then interred separately in a peat bog. The grave was…
Chariot for the goddess
The Roman writer Tacitus wrote about the North Germanic people in about 100 A.D.: On an island out in the ocean is a holy grove, and in it stands a consecrated chariot covered with a cloth. Only one priest was permitted to touch it. He senses when the goddess is present in her shrine and while she is pulled along on her chariot by cows he accompanies her full of awe. Oh happy days, and all the places the goddess finds worthy of a visit as a guest, are decorated for festivities." Perhaps the chariots from Dejbjerg were used in a similar ceremony. "
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