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Folklore: Sunstones?

beardedbruce 08 Mar 13 - 08:41 AM
Jack Campin 08 Mar 13 - 09:11 AM
beardedbruce 08 Mar 13 - 09:24 AM
open mike 08 Mar 13 - 01:18 PM
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Subject: Folklore: Sunstones?
From: beardedbruce
Date: 08 Mar 13 - 08:41 AM

http://www.mail.com/scitech/news/1940396-researchers-we-fabled-sunstone.html#.7518-stage-set3-3


Anyone know of any references to "Sunstones"?


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Sunstones?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 08 Mar 13 - 09:11 AM

http://www.nordskip.com/vikingcompass.html


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Sunstones?
From: beardedbruce
Date: 08 Mar 13 - 09:24 AM

OK, thanks. A good analysis of them.

Now, anyone have references in song or saga? I will be checking my copy of the Elder Edda.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Sunstones?
From: open mike
Date: 08 Mar 13 - 01:18 PM

there is a t.v. series on just now about Vikings with a scene showing how to use a sunstone to focus light to navigate by when it is cloudy.

see:
http://gawker.com/5988881/have-scientists-found-the-sunstone-the-mythical-viking-super+compass

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunstone_%28medieval%29

http://www.nordskip.com/vikingcompass.html


and here are some links about the t.v. show

http://www.history.com/shows/vikings?mkwid=sUtwEAjkS_pcrid_22172558954_pkw_vikings%20television_pmt_b&utm_source=google_tune&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=vikings%20television&utm_campaign=G_Vikings&paidlink=1&cmpid=PaidSearch_google_tune_G_Vikings_vikings%20television

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vikings_%28TV_series%29


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