Folke Filbyter - Clayton, Missouri
Posted by: BruceS
N 38° 39.017 W 090° 20.199
15S E 731773 N 4281335
Quick Description: Swedish mythical character, Folke Filbyter, astride his horse while on his search for his lost grandson.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 6/14/2009 7:36:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM6KE5
Folke Filbyter was introduced in an episode in the Swedish author and Nobel Laureate Verner von Heidenstam's novel Folkungaträdet. From the plaque at the sculpture:
"Swedish legend portrays Folke Filbyter as the pagan founder of the Folkung Dynasty. His grandson was kidnapped by Christian monks. Folke spent 25 years searching for him on horseback and later find him in the King's service. Milles depicts this quest by showing the terrified horse fording a treacherous stream and a frightened Folke counterbalancing the movement"