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Finnmark 2007 Diary » Blog Archive » The sacred Sámi stone

The sacred Sámi stone


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The sacred Sami stone, the size of a small cathedral, set in a drifting snow-steeped valley swept round a lake of icy curves, blue as bounty, where the fish are best! This giant stone’s nooks and crannies were filled with small offerings given to the gods - a fly fishing hook, coins, small tools, a set of reindeer antlers, batteries! Tom Frode’s friend had borrowed the antlers as a dare some years before. He’d been hounded by misfortune thereafter until an old Sami woman accosted him one evening in a bar, and told him to return them. He left his friends, and hurried off, returned the antlers in a snow storm, and later found his friends to explain. No-one else had seen the old woman dressed in an out-of-date costume.

The sacred Sámi stone

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A fishing hook in the stone

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