The map of Gotland
The visited places are indicated. By clicking them
you open a Google Earth placemark, which will fly you directly
to the place after you have opened it. But you will not see the
labyrinth itself. The quality of the satellite images from Sweden
is at present (2007) not good enough to show them.
of the last remaining Troy Towns in Germany lies in
in Sachsen-Anhalt. The turf labyrinth with 11 circuits is situated
directly beside a burial mound, and is called Schwedenring.
The Troyan spring festivity is celebrated under the
participation of the entire village every year at the weekend after St.
George's day (April 23). The knight who is winning a kind of knight tournament
is selected to liberate the sun from her captivity through the winter.
The sun is represented by a young girl sitting in the center of the labyrinth
with her hands bound. First the knight is subjected to an examination,
then he has to defeat the dragon who is guarding the sun.
All this reminds the ancient myths of the Troy saga, which have survived
at Steigra in this form, maybe it is quite unique in the world.
Pictures from the Troyan spring festivity 2004
in the photo gallery under Steigra >
Description of the Sweden Tour 2007 ... here
Article about Troy Towns at Wikipedia ... Link
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