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Littlestone
Littlestone
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Edited Jun 09, 2010, 14:30
Re: Circles under churches
Jun 09, 2010, 13:54
Fascinating!

Good to see you here again Mr B, and thanks to you and Mrs B for the postcards. Sorry you won't be able to make it to the 2010 Megameet but hope to see you next year. Meanwhile, the link to the Lion in the Megameet thread may bring back some happy memories.
Littlestone
Littlestone
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Edited Aug 28, 2017, 13:13
Re: Circles under churches
Aug 28, 2017, 13:02
Not quite in the vein of ‘Circles under churches’ but might be of interest. Odinist Fellowship demands return of two church buildings.

Edit: The first comment there might also be of interest.
Rhiannon
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Re: Circles under churches
Aug 28, 2017, 14:57
Ah nice bit of Romanesque carving there (a sychronicity with the Lincolnshire remarks on the other thread). But why would it be Odin, he only had one eye. Isn't that the way one recognises him!
Littlestone
Littlestone
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Edited Aug 28, 2017, 16:24
Re: Circles under churches
Aug 28, 2017, 16:22
Rhiannon wrote:
But why would it be Odin, he only had one eye. Isn't that the way one recognises him!


There is a question mark after Odin in the caption under the Great Canfield carving so, yes, room for doubt. Before he sacrificed one eye though he would have had both. :-)

Take a look at this Icelandic illuminated manuscript from the 18th century. His right eye is missing but note the three cornered hat (not clear in the photo taken at Great Canfield but it's there) and the two birds to his right and left (can’t remember their names but moss knows). The same symbols seem to be present on the Great Canfield carving.
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