The Ceremonial Rock at Vitlycke

HELUA

Angered, Sweden

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The smooth rock surface at Vitlycke, Sweden, is perfect for carving and viewing images cut into it .
They are seen best when the rock is wet or at night in the light of bonfires or maybe by moonshine.
The images are thought to have been rubbed red with burnt clay or even painted red with sacrificial animal blood. Archeologists fill the glyphs in today for visibility, usually with red paint.

The Bronze Age carved figures on rock at the Vitlycke site are declared World Heritage .

Please view my Rock Carving Calendar here

A shaman is lifting a sacred ax above a couple to be joined together in this unique scene. According to one theory a round shallow hole or dot signifies movement, in this case of the ax and possibly on the part of the male partner.
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