tiistai 4. elokuuta 2015

Rosalan Viikinkikeskus



Loppukesän menovinkkinä tahdon esitellä paikan, jossa kävimme kesällä 2013.
Olin lukenut viikinkiaikaisesti rakennetusta kylästä jo muutama vuosi aiemmin, ja kyseisenä kesänä reissu Varsinais-Suomen saaristoon mahdollistui.

 Meri on aina ollut minulle tuttu ja läheinen asia viikinkien idäntien varrella kasvaneena, mutta ensi kertaa kokien Varsinais-Suomen saariston se suorastaan häikäisi minut kauneudellaan.

 "Tuhat vuotta sitten elettiin Suomessa rauta-ajan loppua, tarunhohtoista viikinkiaikaa.  Aidon tuulahduksen tästä aikakaudesta saa Rosalan viikinkikylässä, joka historiaa elävöittävänä vierailukeskuksena on ainoa laatuaan Suomessa. Vain sata kilometriä Turusta ja kaksisataa kilometriä Helsingistä sijaitseva Rosala tarjoaa upeat esihistorialliset puitteet vierailullesi."

Rosalan viikinkikeskus sijaitsee Kemiönsaaren kunnassa, ja saareen pääsee kätevästi autolautalla Kasnäsin satamasta.




Idänkulkijan talolla


Hautalaiva Hogland
Hautalaiva Hogland esitteli muinaisten suurten soturien hautajaismenoja.
Tapana oli polttaa laiva vainajan mukana.
Joskus mukana paloi myös puoliso.



Jatulintarha
Säästyin jumalten vihalta ainakin tuolloin, vaikka istuin uhrialttarille :)

Every dude needs a big horn



Idean tähän postaukseen toi mukanaan eilen iltamyöhällä Bathory ja "Yksi tie Aasojen lahteen".

"And the bold man carrying cross
Had told all one of Asa bay
The God of all man woman child had come
To them all save
And to thank Lord of Heaven
One should build to God a house
And to save one's soul from Hell
One should be baptised and say vows

A man of pride with the Hammer told new God
To build his house on own
And spoke loud of the Gods of their fathers
Not too long time gone
The rumours said the man with a beard like fire
And the Hammer in chain
By men in armour silenced was and by
Their swords was slain

Those who did not pay the one coin
Of four to man of new God
Whipped was twenty and put in chains then locked
By their neck to the log (To the log...)
And so all of Asa bay did build
A house of the cross
Every hour of daylight they did sweat
Limbs ached because faith does cost

And on the day two hundred
There it stood white to the sky
The house of the God of the cross
Big enough to take two dragon ships inside
And all of Asa bay did watch
The wonder raise to the sky
Now must the God of the cross be pleased
And satisfied

Just outside the circle of the crowd
One old man did stand
He looked across the waters
And blotted the sun out of his eyes with one hand
And his old eyes could almost see
The dragon ships set sail
And his old ears could almost hear
Men of great numbers call out Oden's hail

And though he did know already
Though he turned face towards sky
And whispered silent words forgotten
Spoken only way up high
Now this house of a foreign God does stand
Now must they leave us alone
Still he heard from somewhere in the woods
Old crow of wisdom say
...people of Asa land, it's only just begun..."

Bathory-One rode to Asa bay (Hammerheart)
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2 kommenttia:

  1. Thank you :) Viking village is of course a replica, since anything that old, I mean buildings do not exist here in Finland. Some jewerly and other viking stuff have been wound. So the location is authentic, since those are the real islands by the Varangian way.
    Rosala viking centre is situated 25 kilometers to the west from Hanko. The neighbouring islands Rosala and Hitis, that are attached by the Kyrksund bridge, are part of the Turku archipelago and located 18 kilometers to the north from the most southern inhabited place in Finland, the Bengtskär lighthouse. There are a link by english to their home page on my post. I´ll try to translate my post more often too.

    VastaaPoista