Ungert Photography

To the pre ice age goddess Blesta

While driving around Saaremaa, i had luck to find memorial to an ancient goddess

Legend states that about 30 000 years ago, land started to emerge from the sea after a number of catastrophes. Saaremaa – the Mother Island was among the first pieces of earth, emerging from the sea 12,000 years ago. This memorial is for the Goddess Blesta who was the main God in this ancient Northern civilization

Built in 2003 by order of Abali’s prince Gregorio to memorize old Northern civilization that existed in Saaremaa (Ultima Thule). In the center lies a rock, broken apart by lightning and surrounded by row of smaller rocks, representing snake.

Did some extra reading and found out that Odin’s mother had a very similar name – Bestla. She is a frost-giantess, the daughter of the powerful frost-giant Bolthorn, who married the As-man Borr and had three sons  – Odin, Vili, and Vé. Bestla can be called upon by mothers with difficult children to help them overcome their problems.

  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Camera: Canon EOS 6D
  • Taken: 10 July, 2018
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
  • Location: Saaremaa, Estonia
  • GPS: 58°25’56.6″N 23°04’54.3″E



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