Quote:But now researchers say the mythical Viking “sunstone” may actually have existed.
According to the Independent, their clue was a crystal found on an English shipwreck off the Channel Islands. The ship sank in 1592. Scientists say they believe the substance made of calcite and known as Iceland xpar, was used as a navigational tool alongside the compass.
...the oblong-shaped crystal... permits the observer to follow the azimuth of the sun, far below the horizon with an accuracy as great as plus or minus one degree. Translation: The crystal could have served as a guide even on cloudy days or short Nordic nights.
Now, what other parts of the Sagas were real?
I am not your rolling wheels, I am the highway
I am not your carpet ride I am the sky
I am not your blowing wind, I am the lightning
I am not your autumn moon, I am the night