Flegehall  

 

Flegehall is a rock that is located in the sea off the Blekinge coast. According to testimonies there existed until fairly recently a runic inscription on the Flegehall rock. As recently as in the beginning of the 19th century several runes are said to have been still fully visible on the rock. At that time a land-surveyor made a drawing of the inscription, as is shown above. That drawing today exists in the archives of Vitterhetsakademien in Stockholm. Accompanying the drawing is a note, which says: "Runes on Flegehall in Blekinge, where according to an old tradition a queen has stricken the rocks and lies buried." The queen mentioned in that note may very well be identical to the Semitic goddess Ishtar, who was known as the queen of heaven. This same queen has also most likely been associated with the Istaby stone

From the land-surveyors drawing of the Flegehall inscription it is obvious that several runes had faded away through erosion already in the early 19th century. Thus from the material available presently it is not possible to reconstruct the inscription with certainty.



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