The Heggen Weather Vane

Illustration

Irina-Maria Manea
by Kulturhistorisk museum
published on 05 January 2022

This wind vane (Old Norse veðrviti) glittered at the prow of a longship in the 11th century. Such vanes are very decorative - here a motif of the great beast - and mark of high status in the Viking Age and Early Middle Ages, not only simple indicators of the wind's direction. It was repurposed as a weather vane on the spire of the Heggen church, Norway.

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