Sigurdsristningen (Sö 101)

1928: Harald Faith-Ell and Elias Wessén paint the Sigurdsristningen. Photo: the Swedish National Heritage Board

The Sigurd carving (Sö 101) on Ramsundsberget in Södermanland is a Viking-era rune mound showing images from the Norse Sigurd saga, about the hero Sigurd who killed the dragon Fafner.

Sigurdsristningen (Sö 101) is a rock carving from the 11th century AD on Ramsundsberget between Jäders- and Sundby parishes, 12 km from Eskilstuna. The carving contains one of the earliest written records of the Old Norse name Sigrid.

The roast reads:

Sigrid made this bridge, mother of Alrik, daughter of Orm, for Holmger's soul, the father of Sigröd, her husband

The inscription, which is carved in Viking Age Swedish runes, reads:

siriþr : kiarþi : bur : þosi : muþiR : alriks : tutiR : urms : fur - salu : hulmkirs : faþur : sukruþar buata : sis

Sigurdsristningen (Sö 101) on Ramsundsberget, Södermanland, from the 11th century, which mentions the woman Sigrid. Woodcut from 1877 from Oscar Montelius Sweden's pagan period, and the Middle Ages, last stage, from 1060 to 1350

The story of Sigurd Fafnesbane is found in various forms throughout the Germanic world and was, as the stone shows, also well known in Sweden. The legend of Sigurd is part of the Nordic Völsungasagan

Getting there

Coordinates: Latitude 59.44149429999999 | Longitude 16.63470989999996

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