The Snaptun Stone

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Emma Groeneveld
by Bloodofox
published on 17 November 2017

The Viking Age Snaptun stone was carved around 1000 CE and shows a face with stitched-up lips, which reminds of a story preserved in the Prose Edda where the Norse god's Loki’s lips are sewn up. As such, it is usually thought to be one of the very rare depictions of Loki. Although this stone was found and is on display in Denmark, the stone itself originates from Norway or western Sweden.

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