Sun-Cult Warriors Petroglyph T-shirt
Interpretative designs by Tattooist Balder Anderson at Tidferd tattoo, Denmark based on the Nordic Bronze Age (1700-500 BC) Axe-Warriors, Boat and Sun-Cult petroglyphs from Tanum near Tanumshede, Bohuslän, Sweden. Now available at theatreofwar.bigcartel.com
Design based on the Sun-Cult (Worshippers) petroglyph depicting figures standing near to the sun in adoration or in praise of it. During the Nordic Bronze Age, worship of the sun is illustrated by a plethora of rock carvings and on artefacts such as the famous Trundholm Sun Chariot, which has lead experts to theorise that the Sun being drawn by a horse represented not only the cycle of the day but also the passage of time from birth to death.
A further petroglyph is based on a "dragon" style ship from Tanum, with another based on a "solar" style ship found at from Jaegersborg Dyrehave north of Copenhagen, Denmark (1100-700 BC)
In another design The figures are depicted holding axes with solar symbols shown on their torsos, this illustration may be representative of the inherent martial culture within Nordic Bronze Age societies and the associations with the cult of Sun worship as well as the correlation with societal hierarchies. During this period trade is widespread, connecting Northern Europe with Mycenaean Greece and Central Europe. The figures are further shown with phallic iconography which might represent links with fertility rites or initiation in Prehistoric Scandinavia