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The dragon is still fighting

This old stone carving don’t just signifies the change from Ase believe to Christianity. Its also a part of every journey for a Dane as its in our passports.

A little bonus info on the stone.

Harald Blåtand found this stone but it was a good distance from where its standing now, so he had warriors from the army transport it to where its standing now. The legend tells that Harald during the transport asked one of his men if he had ever seen a larger load being dragged by man before and got the answer back from the man -I have seen Svend drag the hole of Denmark away from you, judge yourself which burden is the heavier? After this his warriors should had refused to fight against Svend that was thriving for the throne.
Svend Tveskæg that was the son of Harald used this transport of the stone in his propaganda naming it a honourless task for warriors. Most of the army changed sides after this and it came to a battle between the armies, at Helgenæs and Harald lost it. In the evening Harald had to go to the forest as nature had its call for him (toilet) here he was hit by an arrow in his buttock. A mortal wound that he died of.
Svend Tveskæg became king and turned back to the old Nordic Gods. One might say that Harald was dragging his own tombstone to his grave. Even if he got buried in Roskilde.

Let me take you on a tour around Denmark right to the top.

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  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2010 at 8:25 AM

    Very good tips! A lovely tree prayer :) I went to Ungdomshöjskolen in Ribe back in 1981, have very little recollection of this town, being an Icelander I thought the big trees blocked my view. Good to see photos of the town as I have none of my own.

  • Manara's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2009 at 5:39 AM

    Now I want to see those white cliffs!

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2009 at 4:25 AM

    Great tips Allan!

  • DennyP's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2009 at 6:54 PM

    Hi !!and great page Allan...very informative tips and photos thanks for sharing...I lived in Denmark for a year and loved it..many great memories ...thanks ..

  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2008 at 4:49 AM

    Tillykke med fodselsdagen! Hope you are having a great day. All the best.

  • Sep 28, 2007 at 2:32 PM

    YES, that's what i'm talking about:D amazing pics! then i can claim that i've been to denmark:D i used to perform as an indian dancer back in uni...so much fun! it's just the essence of each country you visit - folk dance;^)

  • la_beba's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2007 at 12:57 AM

    hahaha.... I think I have little 'enlightening' to do.... but it was interesting window shopping Saturday night! :oD

  • Homanded's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2007 at 3:39 PM

    Nice! like the look of the urchins. Now that you have shown the pic, yes, I seem to remember seeing them somewhere on display.

  • poons's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2007 at 10:22 AM

    That was a fun place to stay :o) Your Cph walks look really nice - sorry I missed sharing them with you all. All great here thanks. Sailing and Santorini for you soon eh... I'm SO jealous! X

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2007 at 4:24 PM

    Certainly enjoyed reading about Denmark. What a beautiful country. I loved your insights, descriptions, and history. Excellent photographs to match your well written tips.

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