This relatively unassuming standing stone at the Lunnelid nature reserve in Lidköping (parts of which was once an old Pagan sacrificial grove), goes by the name King Skiold's Stone.
King Skiold is supposed to have lived during the 4th century CE and to have given rise to the Danish line of kings known as the 'Skioldungs'. As it is rather unlikely that we would find the origin of a line of Danish kings in the Swedish inland, we can fairly safely assume that the name of the stone is of later date than the 4th century ... and as it is but one of a great number of stones and mounds in the region with names claiming royal connections (King Racke's and King Råd's stones are nearby), one could even question the validity of the "King" part of its name. That is if we use our own notions of kingship as reference ... which we probably shouldn't:
The Sweden of old, from before the term Sweden even existed, consisted of loosely held together alliances of tribes and was not a centralized kingdom. Thus, there are things in the king-title itself that has changed in the nearly 2000 years between us and the time of king Skiold. The word king comes from old Germanic "kuningaz" which signify an important person from a great family. In Norse tradition these families more often than not had divine ancestry. Being a king in Iron Age and early medieval Scandinavia therefore meant that you hailed from an ancient family and could count Odin, Thor or Frey etc. among your ancestors. What the king was not, was an absolute ruler governing a centralized state. He was probably more of a chieftain with limited influence who could be replaced and held accountable. As this was the case, kings came and went relatively frequently and the many monuments in the West Geatish landscape which claim royal association could very well have some connection to now long forgotten petty kings of some mythical past.
This changed perception of royalty and of state is just one of a multitude of ways in which our traditions and our culture differs from those of ancient times, and it is also one of many reasons why one should be sceptical of nationalist claims of a glorious past of mighty Iron Age warrior kings.