where it went and where it came from

Map, C8th-9th, from The Times Atlas of Past Worlds, 1989


A glance at the above map shows the importance of Löddeköpinge:
port of call at the crossroads of E-W and N-S sea traffic

Löddeköpinge, formerly Lydes Köping, might translate as Lud's Chipping,
ie Lud's Market. It lies at the mouth of Lödde Å, Lud's River.
To the east is, or was, Löddesnäs (Lud's Ness), and west is Löddesborg (Lud's Fort).
Lyde- may be cognate with lid, a slope to the sea
but King Lud also had a Gate, in London. Löddesborg is where I was born.

Vikhög, the Howe on the Vik, lies west of the market township. Viken is further north up the Scanian coast. The people who lived on this coast could well have been called Vikingar.
The inhabitants of Skåne are called Skåningar

The futhark letter    signifies prehistoric remains

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Det är särskilt allvarligt nu då uppmärksamheten kring utgrävningar i Uppåkra vid Lund helt överskuggar vad som händer kring vikingarnas boplatser i Birka vid Mälaren och Hedeby i Sydslesvig. I Uppåkra låg ett religiöst, ekonomiskt och politiskt centrum långt innan den svenska statsbildningen ens var påtänkt.

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