|On the tallest and most
important stone of the sunship the symbol of the sun has been carved.
At the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, the sun sets
over this stone. According to Nordic myhology the sun-god Heimdall
was the guardian of time and sanctuaries (Als). Heimdall lived in
the mountains in heaven, next to Bifrost, i.e. the Milky Way. The
sun-gods by-name was Hallinskide, the staff leaning
towards the north.
For comparison: The southside of the stemsone is from
the middle sculpted exactly 70º towards the north. The leaning
angle of the stemstone corresponds exactly to that of the sundial