The Odin Stone Brought Into the House of God

Interesting archealogical find that links to the transition period of Odin worship and Christianity!

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Odin StoneOne of the earliest findings from the introduction of Christianity in Norway was recently unveiled in Inderøy, Nord-Trøndelag County (click to enlarge). (Photo: Lars Lilleby Macedo/Trønder-Avisa)

Recently, the Society for the Preservation of Norwegian Ancient Monuments in Inderøy unveiled the so-called Odin Stone. It was found buried outside the medieval church at Hustad in 1961, and since then, it has been stored behind the church sacristy unavailable to the public eye.

The Odin Stone shows a large cross above a man’s head.

– There are indications that it was made between 900 to 1100 AD. This means that it is one of the earliest symbols of the introduction of Christianity in Norway, says Øystein Ekroll, a researcher at the Nidaros Cathedral restoration works to Trønder-Avisa. He explains further:

– The stone is unique and probably part of a larger stone. Even more exciting is that it shows both a…

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One thought on “The Odin Stone Brought Into the House of God

  1. Interesting. The legend is someone brought Christianity from Rollo’s court in Normandy. Maybe it came from the East. The Varangians went to work in Constantinople so maybe they brought it back there.

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