Nordic Sun Worshippers T-shirt

£15.00 - £18.00
  • Nordic Sun Worshippers T-shirt
  • Nordic Sun Worshippers T-shirt
  • Nordic Sun Worshippers T-shirt
  • Nordic Sun Worshippers T-shirt

Design based on the petroglyph carving from Engelstrup, northwestern Zealand, dated to the Nordic Bronze Age (1100-700 BC) depicting individuals possibly warriors or priests worshipping the sun. During Scandinavian prehistory, sun worship became prominent amongst northern Europeans due to the creation of goods made from gold and bronze, these precious metals were the catalysts to a period of stunning technical and artistic achievements, nurtured under the patronage of chieftains who dominated an increasingly hierarchical social structure.

The iconography of the spoked wheel and wagon demonstrated by the Trundholm Sun Chariot in Denmark and the carvings found at the King's grave at Kivik, Sweden illustrate connections and trade with regions outside the Nordic region.
However the petroglyphs found throughout Scandinavia display a continued usage of the native boat tradition with the inclusion of the horse and wagon, combined to show the transportation of not merely commercial goods but of religious and social ideas and beliefs.