A bone seeing tool. Notice the sun wheel and axe of Thor. The rune filled perimeter represents the lands of the living and the dead. This type of instrument was also very common among the Sami (Lapps) and has shamanistic origins.
*The Saami - Samisk - Sámi*: Aug 3, 2008
Sami handicraft, Olav Svonni | | Lapland's Image Bank, pictures from Sami culture, reindeer herding, Sapmi, sami handicraft
●●●~~~~~ Finland sami people: finnish Sami Magic Drum symbols ~~~~~●●●
Lappland, Sweden. Bright colors and lots of fine silver detail are used on all the Sami folk costumes.
Gods in sámi art
Arvidsjaur (Árviesjávrrie in Sámi, meaning ‘the lake of generous water’ which refers to the good fishing in the eponymous local lake), 155km due west of Luleå, lies in the heart of Sámi territory.' Lapland: the Bradt Guide; www.bradtguides.com
Sami Runic or Rune Calendar studied by Eirikr Magnusson published 1877, via Flickr.