Thursday, May 26, 2005

Today's Photo: Rune Stone


Behold! The oldest blog in Sweden! The Instastone or the Rök stone (the Smoke stone) as some call it has some cool entries about war and death and if you're really really interested you can learn more here.

There have been numerous speculations written about the stone and its purpose. The most common include:
Varinn carved the stone only to honour his lost son. The inclusion of mythical passages was a tribute from fantasy. There is strong evidence to support this view, not the least being the fact that Thor is referenced; this use of a deity in this context is quite conceivably a prefiguration of what was to later become a common practice (anterior to Christianity), where graves were frequently inscribed with runic dedications such as þórr vigi, "may Thor protect you".

I bet that one day there will be similar speculations about Superblog!! How to interpret our mythical passages? What was our purpose? What was our problem?

4 comments:

Matthew said...

Wow, that's neat. But Superblog!! would have to die in order to have a headstone, and we all know that Superblog!! can never die. That's what makes it super, right?

aughra said...

No one will ever care about us. We've fucked our future....

Uncle Sammy said...

They will care about Superblog!! That is all we know about the future. And Superblog!! will live forever until 2012.

President Preston said...

aughra, you are one sexy but defeatist person. But you are sexy, so I'll let it go this time.