A storm of swords and spears: The weapon dancer as an enduring symbol in prehistoric Scandinavia

  title={A storm of swords and spears: The weapon dancer as an enduring symbol in prehistoric Scandinavia},
  author={Timmis Maddox},
  journal={Cogent Arts \& Humanities},
Abstract The past fifteen years have witnessed increasing effort to study and understand the belief system of Bronze Age Scandinavia. Different forms of material culture—including rock art and metalwork—and allusions to texts such as the Vedic Rig Veda, have led many to suggest the existence of a shared belief system with an Indo-European solar focus. Yet certain symbols attributed to this Indo-European system seem to have striking parallels in later Norse religious iconography—symbols such as… 
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