Tollund

Tollund

 

a village, in central Jutland, near Silkeborg, in Denmark. In 1950, a well-preserved man’s corpse dating from the early Iron Age was found at the bottom of a peat bog in Tollund. The corpse, probably a sacrifice, was lying in a sleeping posture on its right side. On the head was a leather cap, a leather belt was around the trunk, and around the neck was a leather-thong noose, which was evidently used to strangle the man. After restoration, the head was placed on display in the Silkeborg city museum. A number of similar finds have been excavated in Denmark.

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There you can taste the fiskesuppe (fish soup) that the Tollund Man, whose remains are on display, so much enjoyed.
61) While this imagery anticipates the bog bodies that Heaney describes in several of his poems, in 'The Tollund Man' (1972) for example; it is worth noting that even before Rathlin was written, Elizabeth Rawdon (Lady Moira, 1789-1808) had published the first known scientific investigation of a bog body in the journal Archaeologia, following a discovery on Drumkeeragh Mountain, County Down, on Lord Moira's land in the 1780s.
Heaney, whose work includes Digging and Tollund Man, was made a EX-Commandeur of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French ministry of culture in 1996.
In a sonnet called Excavation & Recovery, Jamie perhaps casts a Bronze Age logboat as her Tollund Man, this relic given up by Tay mud, but her focus shifts to the river, to the means and not the end.
Bill had read about other bog mummies - there was a very famous one in Denmark called the Tollund Man that was found in the 50s - so he wondered, if peat has all these marvellous qualities to preserve people's skin, why not use it in skincare?
We have been looking at 'mysteries' in history, stories of things such as Jack the Ripper and the Tollund Man, where we have to think about what could have happened.
2) The poem Bogland appears in the collection Door Into The Dark (1969); The Tollund Man and Nerthus in Wintering Out (1972); Belderg, Bog Queen, The Grauballe Man, Punishment, Come to the Bower, Strange Fruit and Kinship in North (1975).
for the text of "The Tollund Man," see Opened Ground 62-63;
In The Tollund Man in Springtime the Tollund Man who passes 'Unregistered by scans, screens, hidden eyes' lapping time in himself, finds 'Newfound contrariness':
There is a glimmer of a central theme, which emerges in "The Tollund Man in Springtime," recalling earlier Heaney poems in which bodies that had been buried for centuries in the bogs of his native Ireland symbolize the perpetual blood sacrifice of ancient and modern human beings.
It then tells additional stories as well--the Tollund Man's execution, a recent murder in Ireland--in the process of a meditation on the corpse.