Pyramids of the Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands are a sparsely populated, remote group of lands between Iceland and Norway and north of Scotland. The people speak Faroese (a language close to ancient German) and as their second language Danish.

Several mountains on Faroe could be overgrown Pyramids. Because of vegetation and dirt, the Pyramids are no longer recognized as such. And they don’t need to be thousands of years old.  Without proper care it only takes ten to fifteen years for a building to be overgrown.

Apart from the uncanny similarity between the word Faroe and Pharao, can I provide any evidence for this claim?

I spent two days looking, this is what I found.

This is Kirvi mountain near the small village of Lopra:

I’ve walked the Alps of Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy and Germany. I’ve skied the rockies. I know that mountains don’t have well-defined corners, straight lines on the left and right and what looks like similar sized sides. Mountains are usually as assymetrical as the surrounding hills on these images.

This one is called Víkartindur near the town of Saksun:

The top of the mountain appears to be a step-pyramid, similar to those found in Mexico and South America.

This one is called Villingardalsfjall:

If this is a Pyramid it would be the biggest we’ve ever seen, at 841 meters (2759 feet) above sea level.

A different angle:

I could not find images of this Pyramid from the other side. I’m guessing that the other side is difficult to access.

The landscape across from this Pyramid also look potentially artificial:

The range of mountains behind that:

I don’t want to read too much into this, so I’ll stick with the Pyramids for now.

These are the two pyramid-shaped caps of the Bordoyarnes Mountain near the town of Klaksvik:

There are about a dozen other hills I’m aware of that could potentially be overgrown Pyramids but the four presented here are the most obvious to me.

Unfortunately, next to nothing is known about ancient or even medieval Faroe History. The oldest known document that talks about the Islands is the 10th Century Færeyinga sagaof which only fragments remain. I ran the Icelandic text through an online translator but found nothing relevant to Pyramids.

According to the Saga, the first settler was a pagan man by the name of Grimur Kamban. Grimur is related to “grim” and Kamban is gaelic for “crooked”. Kamban fled from Harald Fairhair, the King of Norway. Maybe this is a short-form of saying that the gaelic people were the initial settlers of the islands. Recent archaeological finds on Faroe say that a “mystery people” were living on Faroe hundreds of years before the Vikings settled there. Other legends say that the first inhabitans were the Papar (the Fathers) – a group of Irish monks. Faroe was said to have converted to Christianity around the year 1000.

According to the 12th Century book “History of Norway”, the Islands of the seas around Norway (not specifically mentioning Faroe, however), where populated by Dwarves,  before the Papar monks arrived:

Originally those islands were inhabited by Pents and Papes. Of these races, the Pents, only a little taller than pygmies, accomplished miraculous achievements by building towns morning and evenings but at midday every ounce of strength deserted them and they hid for fear in underground chambers. […] The Papes were so called on account of the vestments in which they clothed themselves like priests, and for this reason all priests are known as papen in the German tongue. However, as the appearance and letter forms of the books that they left behind them testifys that they were from Africa and clove to the Jewish faith.

Jewish dwarves from Africa, hiding in caves from the Celtic monks? Talk about forgotten History!

From research on my previous article “Dwarves of the Atlas Mountains” I recall that many of the now extinct race of dwarves converted to Judaism, Christianity and Islam to evade capture. They professed one religion in public but practiced another in private.

The image below is my screenshot from the medieval Carta Marina map showing Pyramid-like structures in Greenland. Well, Greenland is not Faroe, is it? No, but it’s close enough.

Skansin starfort. As every other place in the world, Faroe was part of the starfort culture (previously discussed):


This is a 1747 map of Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands:

Greenland and Iceland were not ice-covered. Where we today find ice, there were cities, cathedrals, castles and fortresses.

A close-up of the islands, called “Ferro” here:

Where we today find the Kirvi Pyramid there is a town called Vaag and Vaags Eide. The word vaag means scale and eide means oath in the icelandic language. Both icelandic and faroese are really ancient German. Why I stress this point will become obvious further below. In modern German, both words are still identical: Waage and Eid.

Where we today find Villingardalsfjall there is an island called Wideroe and a town near the Pyramid called Quand...something, I can’t read the rest. Wideroe is a Frisian (northern German) word and means “again”.

This is significant because some researchers have speculated that the Faroe Islands are the ancient and “mythical” Frisland. There is a real Friesland (spelled with an extra e) and it’s in northern Germany and eastern Netherlands. And a mythical Frisland which, on ancient maps, is where we today find Faroe.

The modern town name is Viðareiði, which sounds similar to Wideroe, but Wikipedia claims this word means “Wood-Isthmus” (whatever that’s supposed to mean!). The island today is called Vidoy, which in Danish is Videro, which is again identical to Wideroe.

Where we today find the two Pyramid caps called Bordoyarnes Mountain at Klaksvic village, we see on the old map another town called Vaag. Why two separate towns on two separate isles by the same name? Below it we see Bordoe for the land as a whole. In Western Frisian, Danish and German this is the word for Burgundy.

This is a map of the “mythical” Island of Frisland, interchangeably called “Faero”. It’s my strongest piece of evidence that the mythical “Frisland” and the Faero Islands are one and the same.

The map was allegedly published in 1845, but it displays names unrelated to the icelandic ones we just saw and that were supposedly in use since the Norwegians allegedly took over the island in the year 1035.

The lackwits editing Wikipedia say:

Frisland, also called Frischlant, Friesland, Frislanda, Frislandia, or Fixland, is a phantom island that appeared on virtually all of the maps of the North Atlantic from the 1560s through the 1660s.

They also label the maps of Frisland “imaginary”:

And they tell us that Frisland mustn’t be mistaken for Friesland, which are an ancient people who lived in what we now call Netherlands and Northern Germany. Alright, Wikipedia. Frisland and Friesland speak the exactly same language – Frisian – and are in reasonable proximity of each other (less than two days by ship), but I “mustn’t mistake one with the other” because “one of them is imaginary”.

Then riddle me this, Wikipedia/Academia: Why are there no pre-1700s maps of Faroe? Why do pre-1700s maps show Frisland where they should show Faroe? 

This 1558 map by Nicola Zeno, shows Frisland as a densely populated place, more busy than any place around it:

I came across an entire thread on about Frisland. The author proves to my satisfactio,  that Faroe Islands are the flooded remains of what was once the larger landmass of Frisland:

I won’t regurgitate all the data here, check out the thread if you want a deeper dive.

Knowing now that Faroe are the remains of a lost civilization, the presence of Pyramids is no longer totally out of the question.

According to the Wikipedia page on the Friisi people, they are mentioned in the English epic Beowulf (an epic about defeating a Dragon) and they’ve been linked to the Irish Fomorians (a race of Giants who emerged from below the Earth).

Map of the Arctic by Gerardus Mercator 1595

Here’s why Faroe is not found on pre-1700s maps: Because it was Frisland. And here’s why Frisland looks different than Faroe: Faroe are the remains of the flooded land of Frisland. 

The next logical step was to read up on Frisian mythology, preferably on German-language websites. I learned that the “god” of the Frisians was called Forseti, also Fosite or Fosete.

I’ve always been skeptial of using the word “gods” for these various ancient people. In ancient German, the word Forseti simply means “the leader”. The modern German word is Vorsitzender. The ancients called him a leader, but modern Academia turns it into “a god” because they display abilities and high-tech that the ancients are not supposed to have had.

Forseti was the head of the Frisians. Some researchers say Foseti is the same as Poseidon (the “god of Atlantis”), based on the fact that some nordic languages call Foseti Posedi.

Forseti has his own Wikipedia page on which we read:

Glitnir (meaning “one who shines”) is the hall of Forseti, and the seat of justice amongst gods and men. It is also noted to have been a place of dwelling for Baldr, Forseti’s father in Norse and Germanic mythologies.

It has pillars of gold and is roofed with silver, which radiated light that could be seen from a great distance.

Baldr is a celebrity in Norse mythology, the son of Odin. Forseti then, is Odin’s grandson.

Why am I quoting this? Well:

  1. Frisland is the center of the Frissi people.
  2. Foseti was their leader.
  3. It follows that this shining hall with pillars of gold and roofed with silver, would have been in Frisland, which is today’s Faroe Island.

I wouldn’t just yet grab my spade and shovel and go digging yet, but Faroe as an ancient stronghold is looking more and more likely.

The mythological accounts also say that Foseti made temples as large as mountains, out of amber and layered with copper, silver and gold.

Where are these “temples as large as mountains”? I put the word “temple” into a Faroese dictionary:

Two of the Pyramids mentioned in this article have the sound “kir” and “tin” in them. Perhaps old references to temples?

I’m also reminded of Crathie Kirk, the British royal family’s church near Balmoral castle. Why bring this up? Because in scottish, “Kirk” means “Church”, no doubt a remnant of the Frisian word for Temple (Scotland is the closest place to Faroe).

The Kirvi Pyramid (the first one shown above) could very well have, at one time, been called Kirk-vi, which is ancient German for holy (vi) temple. The modern translation however, is that Kirvi means “axe” in Faroese. In Frisian (northern German) the word Kirfe means “pickaxe”. The town near Kirvi is called lopra, which is faroese for “run”. In Frisian, the word run is simply lop.

I could not find the modern translation of Vikartindur. It could be ancient German for “Holy temple” (Vicar-tin). Vikartindur is near Saksun, which is likely the German word Saxon/Sachsen.

If these mountains are in fact Pyramids, have there been any attempts to get in?

I couldn’t find any evidence for that. Near the town of lopra there was drilling for oil and gas in the 1980s and 1990s, but without success (that’s a long time to be drilling for oil without finding anything). Island-to-Island tunnels have been constructed, but I found nothing linking them to the Pyramids.

I learned that a lot of places are off-limits to tourists due to most lands being private. I found one page where these ancient coins were shown buried under a rock. The locals apparently kept them there without telling archaeologists or tourists:

I’m not linking to the blog here but you can find it using the captioning below the image.

Here’s what I think:

Locals, perhaps inspired by this very article, ought to do a little hiking, measuring, looking and maybe even digging. I don’t think I’ve provided compelling evidence of ancient Pyramids on Faroe just yet. But I have shown that Frisland = Faroe and that, for some reason, the history-makers don’t want you to know about.


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