[gothic-l] Gotland and Beowulf?
- I thought that I should show you a possible candidate for Beowulf´s
mound "Hronesnes". Rone, until 600 years ago called Hrone. Also by
ethnologist P-A Säve was collected in 1840ies a story about a dragon
(lindorm), that was guarding the treasure inside. The only problem is
that Uggarde(8m high)was probably erected during the bronze-age. The
mound is not excavated yet, but that would be interesting of course.
As you can see it is situated at number 212. The waterlevel was
slightly higher then and the mound could have been a well known
landmark. My suggestion for the "nes" itself, is the landtongue between
Ronehamn and Uggarde rojr. The Edda is based on some real events as
Do anybody think it´s correct that Hrone might have evolved to Rone?
The theory is not mine, but Gad Rausing´s, an archeologist, well known
industrialist and one of the founders of Tetra Pak corporation.