Møllerstufossen Petroglyphs Part 2

First post about Møllerstufossen: https://andersgoliversen.com/blog/2022/05/16/mollerstufossen/ Some of the figures at Møllerstufossen reminds me of goats more than moose or deer, such as this one: Møllerstufossen is one of two areas with petroglyphs in Innlandet county, the other one being Moelv which has some figures that also look like goats to me: https://andersgoliversen.com/blog/page/5/ There is a …

Alta humanoid petroglyph

There are a few humanoid figures in the north of Norway with spread arms and legs like the one above. A typical interpretation of this type of figure is that of a pregnant woman about to give birth, perhaps seen from above when lying on the ground. But there are several aspects of the figure …

Moelv Petroglyphs Part 6

The figure to the left (figure 14) i interpreted as a moose where the internal pattern is a snake with an open mouth inside the stomach of the moose. Why the original artists drew these internal patterns on deer figures is a bit of a mystery. That the artist’s intent was to represent a snake …

Moelv Petroglyphs Part 5

The following figures also has these interval lines that can be difficult to interpret. In the first one I saw that the internal lines could be represented as a person with a long nose holding a bow or noose. Many of the figures at Moelv looks like some form of deer, like moose. In the …

Moelv Petroglyphs Part 4

Some of the figures on side three the Moelv rock are made in a different style than the ones on side 1, and it is probable that more than one artist made the figures on the rock and possibly there were big gaps of time between the creation of some of the figures. The shape …

Moelv Petroglyphs Part 3

Figure 4 and 5 on the Moelv rock are missing some parts due to damage to the rock, and I did a restoration for what the missing parts might have looked like: The abstract patterns within figure 4 and 5 are quite common in petroglyph animal figures. What the artists had in mind when adding …

Moelv Petroglyphs Part 2

Continuing with the interpretations of the figures on side 1 of the Moelv Rock I’m moving on to the bottom left figure from the picture in the previous post. I rendered the shape of the petroglyph both as a young moose and as a goat. In the moose version the long ears and stocky body …

Moelv Petroglyphs Part 1

I am drawing a series of possible interpretations of what the figures in the rock carvings at Moelv may represent. I’m starting with the two figures at the top left, which I call figure 1 and figure 2 from side 1 of the Moelv rock. Figure 1, the one most to the left, looks a …