Anund and his brother Heden. Heden died. Their father, Folkvid, prominent in Badelunde, erected the stones and mound for Heden. Vred carved the runes. Folkvid must have been a formidable figure. This Viking burial mound, dating between 600-1000 AD, erected in Heden's honor (then why is it called Anundshog?), consists of five different sets of standing stones in the outline shapes of Viking ships (no real ships are here) is huge. It is the largest in Sweden. See http://www.werbeka.com/vasteras/anunde.htm/ In some other places, an entire ship was buried with the person inside, but not here, apparently. These are still called "stone ships." The area has been inhabited since about 500 BC.
Some runes are barely visible now. For runes, see these letter-word shapes (different cultures had different forms, from the Saxon, to various Norse, to Anglo-Saxon) at http://www.sunnyway.com/runes/runestones.html/ They apparently started as wood, used for divination - foretelling - and healing - and moved to use including stone commemorations, telling stories, putting one's stamp on life.
Your name may even be runic -- capable of an interpretation through runes, See runes for W-i-d-ing at an earlier post here, in runes. All is speculative, of course, but we found an old family tale represented in the runes themselves, using a set of runes. Story stone marks.
Does that make Folkvid the father of Anund? Or were Anund and Heden half-brothers?
Remember. Early morning. Best shadows. No entry gate. Just park and walk. Just have dry socks around.
II. Vasteras, the city.
Location location. Vasteras was founded as Vastra Aros on the River Svartan some thousand years ago; it was the second largest town in the 1100's, and became a religious center in the 12th Century, and a cathedral started. Most of us are not familiar with the wars among the Northern people, but in the 14th Century, the city became a stronghold, but in 1520 was captured by the Danes nonetheless -- and liberated back again by the Swedes the next year.
The river -- what became of that? Shifted over time and became Lake Malaren, or is the River still separate? Quick, find a map.
Yes. It looks like rivers and fjords shifted, and there is a large lake-fjordish system going on. That makes sense, because we were told that the Viking burial mound here, at Anundshog, used to be on the fjord, with waterway access all the way to Stockholm.
1527: a very big year. The Reformation here. Catholicism was banned. And, over the next centuries, mining and other industries grew.
For the Green among us, the city buses (so it says here at http://www.vasteras.se/languages/english/Sidor/englishwelcometovasteras.aspx) are fueled by their own bio-gas.