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1st of June 2021

1st of June 2021
Near the site of an Iron Age hill-fort at Valkeakoski. This is a flat stone, near burial sites, next to a field. Those shallow roundish dents are man-made, and it is assumed that milk and other valuable foods has been placed on the stone as offerings to spirits. (One of the dents seems to be used recently, for it has dry white powder in it.) I'd guess this is pretty much the Iron Age pagan Finnish concept of "a temple" - a slightly modified natural stone under the wide open sky. I mean, if "a temple" refers to a place where you honour and communicate with a supernatural being (one or many of them, according to your local tradition), then why build a house for spirits if they obviously reside in nature?
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