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Härad, Södermanland, Sweden

Härad, Södermanland, Sweden

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Runic boulder Gökstenen (Cuckoo Stone), Härad, Södermanland, Sweden

Runic inscription Gökstenen (Cuckoo Stone) (Sö 327) on boulder in Härad. The images on the boulder are from the Old Norse Sigurd Saga. The meaning of the runes is uncertain and difficult to interpret. The interpretation by scientist Säve says: “Iasio raised the stone, by himself, in memory of Thuar, father Slodes, and Brand, his father…(carved the runes) Iurar in Kaum”.

Parish (socken): Härad
Province (landskap): Södermanland
Municipality (kommun): Strängnäs
County (län): Södermanland

Photograph by: Erik Brate
Date: 1922
Format: Glass plate negative

From: Swedish National Heritage Board at flickr