Photos

Photographer's Note

After the death of Viking king Augvald, they put up 5 monoliths on his grave. And later when Haakon Haakonsen build the stone church, he left one of the monoliths standing. This monolith is called Saint Marys Needle. The legend says that the day the monolith touches the church wall the Doomsday will come. The stone is creeping ever closer, and is now only 9,2 cm from the wall. It is known that the priests have chopped of the tip of the stone several times to prevent the Doomsday comming. Legend also says that the famouse Yygdrasil or the Tree of Life and knowlege originated from this area.
More information can be found in Snorres Saga or Norse mythology.
JonnyU

kittyhawk, dragonslayero has marked this note useful

Photo Information
Viewed: 2895
Points: 6
Discussions
  • None
Additional Photos by jonny Ueland (JonnyU) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 68 W: 0 N: 100] (502)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH