Nordic Bronze Age God-King

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Video

Tom Rowsell
by Survive the Jive
published on 11 May 2017

The Håga mound (Hågahögen) or King Björn's barrow is a large Nordic Bronze Age burial mound near Uppsala, Sweden. It is one of the most magnificent remains from the Nordic Bronze Age and contained a lot of gold and bronze items. It contains a man who was cremated on a pyre, just like Patroclus in Homer's Iliad.

This video looks at the amazing golden sword and gilt golds buttons and brooches from the barrow and compares them to the wider Indo-European pagan custom of burial mounds for great men. You might say a man buried with so much gold was a Golden One....

The Trundholm sun chariot in the thumbnail and the video was not found in the barrow, it was found in Denmark and is from roughly the same period.

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APA Style

Jive, S. T. (2017, May 11). Nordic Bronze Age God-King. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/video/1164/

Chicago Style

Jive, Survive T. "Nordic Bronze Age God-King." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 11, 2017. https://www.ancient.eu/video/1164/.

MLA Style

Jive, Survive T. "Nordic Bronze Age God-King." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 11 May 2017. Web. 18 Apr 2019.

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