Ships and the Vanir: a two-part series (intro)

Ships played an important part in Scandinavian life, so it’s not surprising that they are also prominent in mythology and art. In these next two posts I will be discussing the cult of the Vanir and the role that ships play their myths, and then how those myths and associations also link up to death and the afterworld. The ship, like the Vanir, were associated both with wealth and prosperity, and also death and what lay after. Once again this a rather long piece, so I have split it into two posts:

  1. Rock Art, Myths, and Ships
  2. Ship Burials, Stone Ships, and the Vanir

Image at top:  Solberg – Rock Art in Norway. Photo by greywether.

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