Folke Filbyter - Clayton, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member 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
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
Views: 6

Long Description:

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"

Identity of Rider: Folke Filbyter

Name of artist: Carl Milles

Date of Dedication: 1928

Material: Bronze

Unusual Features: The anquish showing on both the horse and rider

Position: All Hooves Planted

Identity of Horse: Not listed

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